27/08/18 – I have reviewed the inaugural editions of Rough Trade Books for Caught by the River: “Flawlessly designed by Craig Oldham, this new collection by Rough Trade Books is every bit as valuable as the coveted Rough Trade singles, harnessing the spirit of DIY in each moreish edition….”
15/07/18 – “Extraordinary. It took me into a world I didn’t know too much. It wasn’t prurient, it didn’t in any way dwell upon the horror. She meets many people who I actually know and I found it to be true. The book captured a voice that I just haven’t heard in fiction…” Theatre critic & novelist Michael Arditti discusses Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile & Andrea Dunbar on this weekend’s Radio 4 Saturday Review podcast extra. Listen again 42:23-46:54.
28/06/18 – I have reviewed the new edition of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction for The Quietus. “Like a throbbing, yowling time capsule, this wildly completist package is almost enough to send you back to their ferocious, feral, filthy heyday…”
24/06/18 – Alex Clark has mentioned Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile in her cover feature for this weekend’s Guardian alongside Edward St Aubyn, Claudia Rankine and Edouard Louis. She asks if the boom in autofiction spells the end of the novel – Drawn from life: why have novelists stopped making things up?