Articles by Jane Shilling
An ex-US soldier's novel about the US Civil War and its aftermath is an ambitious exercise in Southern Gothic
The cartoon trolls are a children's favourite. But, as a new exhibition reveals, they haunted their creator
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, £14.99 We 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, £25 The 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...