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Sheila Heti's 'Motherhood'

Book Review

June 2018

Hannah Rosefield

Book Review

June 2018

Sheila Heti’s last novel, How Should a Person Be?, opens with the question of its title. ‘For years and years I asked it of...

Book Review

June 2018

Christine Schutt’s ‘Pure Hollywood’

David Isaacs

Book Review

June 2018

There is a certain kind of American novelist of the late twentieth century whose fiction fetishises plant names. The...

Art Review

May 2018

Sadie Benning, Sleep Rock

Kathryn Lloyd

Art Review

May 2018

The titular work of Sadie Benning’s solo exhibition ‘Sleep Rock’ at Camden Arts Centre takes its name from two images...

Book Review

May 2018

Lynne Tillman's Men and Apparitions  

Emily LaBarge

Book Review

May 2018

‘We are poor passing facts / warned by that to give / each figure in the photograph / his...

Art Review

May 2018

Louis Henderson, Overtures

Laura Harris

Art Review

May 2018

In Louis Henderson’s film I build my language with rocks (2017), veins of handwritten Haitian Creole spread across a...

Book Review

May 2018

Mathieu Asselin’s ‘Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation’

Felix Bazalgette

Book Review

May 2018

I’ve often wondered how high finance has ended up so closely involved with the earnestly ethical practice of documentary...

Emily Berry’s ‘Stranger, Baby’

Book Review

May 2018

Declan Ryan

Book Review

May 2018

Writing in the introduction to his Fifty Poems in 1988, Ian Hamilton commented on his younger self, ‘But did I truly think that poetry,...

Book Review

May 2018

Harry Mathews’s ‘The Solitary Twin’

Aaron Peck

Book Review

May 2018

Imagine a small fishing village on the edge of the world. Its inhabitants are progressive and content. The surroundings...

Art Review

May 2018

Dennis Cooper, Permanent Green Light

Shama Khanna

Art Review

May 2018

In total four kids die during the course of Permanent Green Light (2018), Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley’s second...

Jesse Ball’s ‘Census’

Book Review

May 2018

Patrick Langley

Book Review

May 2018

Reading Jesse Ball’s new novel feels like being hypnotised, or like having your heart broken – but really it feels like both at once....