Literary Radar

Articles, book reviews, literary critiques and journalistic reports around books on local and international media.

Joy Williams Does Not Write For Humanity | THE NEW YORKER | 20/09/2021

In a new novel, the author's dark, surprising language mourns for the world we've demolished.

 

And then there were two: novel thought to have inspired Agatha Christie gets UK publication | THE GUARDIAN | 16/09/2021

'The Invisible Host' has remarkable parallels with Christie's most successful work.

 

A Cautionary Tale About Science Raises Uncomfortable Questions About Fiction | THE NEW YORKER | 06/09/2021

Benjamín Labautut's Sebaldian "When We Cease to Understand the World' grapples with science's moral quandaries, but what is real and what is imagined?

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Miss Marple back on the case in stories by Naomi Alderman, Ruth Ware and more | THE GUARDIAN | 31/08/2021

Agatha Christie's beloved sleuth to return in new authorised collection.

 

Simone De Beauvoir's Lost Novel Of Early Love | THE NEW YORKER | 23/08/2021

Beauvoir wrote about her passion for a doomed friend again and again.

 

The Two Sides of Ha Jin | THE NEW YORKER | 16/08/2021

His early stories of China deployed unsparing brutality, but his latest novel shows his affinity for stoicism, irony, and modesty