Jonathan Gibbs reviews books for The Independent and elsewhere. His novel Randall, about the contemporary art world and the fate of the YBAs, is published by Galley Beggar Press. He blogs on this aspect of his writing at tinycamels.wordpress.com
15 January 2015 04:00 PM
08 January 2015 03:45 PM
I became so infuriated with Ben Lerner's debut novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, that on finishing it I decided to avoid male writers completely, and spent four months reading women.
05 December 2014 12:13 PM
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!
07 November 2014 02:33 PM
Modiano is as accessible as he is engrossing
07 November 2014 12:24 PM
All book design – like all craft, all art – is a shuttling negotiation between tradition and experiment, the way it was and the way it might be. As a result, it might sometimes seem as if this blog is fixated with the retro mode in design, with books that look more than a little like books used to be, in the ‘good old days’.
23 October 2014 07:30 PM
20 October 2014 01:01 AM
Wren, who was born on this day in 1632, is most famous for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London following the Great Fire of 1666
Thor Heyerdahl: Google Doodle celebrates 100th birthday of explorer who headed the Kon-Tiki expedition
06 October 2014 01:48 AM
Norwegian ethnographer and explorer was born on this day in 1914
26 September 2014 04:40 PM
04 September 2014 05:00 PM
This is the third of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, a series of four books following two friends from their childhood in a poor Naples neighbourhood far into adult life, until one of them – Lila, the "brilliant friend" of the first book's title – decides to disappear "without a trace".
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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