Gert Loveday, who, as most of you know by now, is a seamless blend of two people, has a great interest in self-improvement. Continue reading Dr Nottle’s Cheese Diet
We’ve written in these posts before about our favourite genre “My horrible father.” Now we seem to be on a bit of a roll with horrible, or at least, difficult mothers. Last time it was P.O. Enquist and his God-fearing mama; this time it’s Per Petterson and his unattainable mother. Continue reading Mother again: Per Petterson’s ‘ I Curse The River of Time’ and ‘In The Wake’.
Sadly – but to pessimists, predictably – pessimism gets a bad press. Continue reading In praise of pessimism
And you won’t even have to spend your days lying in a coffin. Continue reading “The blood is the life!” Coming soon to a pharmacy near you….
Gert has an instinctive dislike of handsome men. Continue reading Of handsome men and teeth
Lots of people are cross with Ryan Boudinet for the frank opinions expressed in his recent essay Things I can say about MFA writing programs now that I no longer teach in one: Continue reading Who’s cross with who in the world of books: Ryan, Fay and Kazuo
Hurray hurray for Ivan Vladislavić , who has just won the 2015 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction, an unrestricted grant of $150,000 to allow a writer time to work free of financial concerns.