Articles by Jane Shilling
Colm Tóibín new novel reimagines of the story of the house of Atreus—but dwells in a place of its own
Jane Shilling / July 20, 2017
Tóibín beautifully combines the restrained elegance of a Greek vase-painting with an all-too-human pathos
He bestowed an exquisite sense of self on the women who wore his designs
"Atwood is never less than readable, and she sustains her fantasy with gallant ingenuity."
"Eschewing conventional plot and characterisation, Levy’s narrative unfolds in a series of potent images"
For some women turning 50 can herald a stylish rebirth, finds Jane Shilling
The Borough Press, £14.99We think of Jane Austen as a painter of literary miniatures, but her letters to her sister, Cassandra, are notably trenchant and it is tempting to speculate on the terms...
Jane Shilling / January 21, 2016
Vintage, £25The startling proliferation of creative writing courses in the early 21st century suggests that the idea of a literary career has lost none of its romantic appeal, but DJ Taylor’s...
Contemporary writers are reimagining how we think about family life
Robert Macfarlane and others in the new nature writing movement believe that language can not only describe the natural world, but preserve it
Jane Shilling / January 23, 2014
In the Wolf’s Mouthby Adam Foulds (Jonathan Cape, £16.99)The chaos of conflict in North Africa and Sicily at the end of the Second World War haunts Adam Foulds’s third novel. Foulds,...