Granta 123 review

My review of Granta's The Best Of Young British Novelists 4 is live now at Bookmunch. Have you guys read the book? I'd love to hear what you thought.

Edith Pearlman review

My review of Edith Pearlman's collection, Binocular Vision, is live at Bookmunch. Defying my usual crotchety demeanour, I really liked this one.

New story with Ether Books

I've just had word that a tiny story of mine, The Lovely Phelan Ladies, is now live on the Ether Books app. You can read the story here if you download the Ether app - this is one for those who have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone. It's a brilliant app - there's stories by the likes of Hilary Mantel on there. You have to pay to download longer pieces, but flash fiction (like my story) is free. This particular piece was originally published in The Hat You Wear, the ebook made by the folk behind last year's Manchester Independent Book market, so it's great to see it get a new lease of life. Ether also previously published Mum's The Word, my Bristol Prize winner from 2010, so big up the Ether team for taking me on twice.

Donald Antrim reviews

Catching up with myself a bit here - back in March I also reviewed some Donald Antrim reissues. Ace books if you want to try something on the mad side of literary.

BS Johnson review

I reviewed a bunch of BS Johnson books lately. Picador have reissued some old ones and brought out a new prose anthology. Good news for the fans.