Articles by Anthony Cummins
Anthony Cummins / December 6, 2019
Perhaps only the stoniest reader could fail to bask in the celebratory glow of Girl, Woman, Other
Colson Whitehead's novel of racial injustice poleaxes the reader
Knausgaard's six volume saga breaks taboos right up to the last. What comes next is another question
Wolitzer has been unjustly overshadowed by her male rivals
"Perhaps part of the reason she was able to write this novel about Brexit so soon after the referendum, is that it essentially retreads past work"
A crop of recent novels tackle changing attitudes to masculinity
Jonathan Cape, £17.99 Like Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway or James Joyce’s Ulysses, AL Kennedy’s new novel Serious Sweet takes place over a single day and follows the metropolitan wanderings...
Harvill Secker, £16.99 Tipped to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Ismail Kadare, the Albanian novelist, shares with past winners a background of life in a repressive regime—in his case the...
Anthony Cummins / February 18, 2016
Harvill Secker, £16.99 Tim Parks often writes about Italy, where he lives, but his latest novel returns to his native Manchester for a fragmented account of a 25-year marriage fizzling...
Anthony Cummins / January 21, 2016
Hogarth, £16.99 After his previous novel, J, about anti-semitic massacres in a near-future Britain, Howard Jacobson returns to his usual comic mode by rewriting The Merchant of Venice as part of...