Thursday, 9 April 2015

Jon Ronson/LARB

Reviewed Ronson's latest book for the LA Review of Books.

Reading: America; The Conclave

Am in the process of transferring content over to my new blog at my recently redesigned website.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Steve McQueen

A review for Modern Painters on Steve McQueen's recent show at Thomas Dane Gallery.

Reading Caribou Island; Absurdistan; Strong Opinions; Baudelaire selected essays; The Painted Word; Speak, Memory; Pale Fire; The Laughing Monsters; Paranoia: a 21st Century Fear; Tree of Smoke; Empire of the Sun; The Kindness of Women; So You've Been Publicly Shamed; Blue Nights; Boyhood Island; Our Man in Havana; End of the Affair, Quiet, Brideshead Revisited (finally); The Psychopath Test; Them; Sleepyhead; Frank; Lost at Sea; Out of the Ordinary; the Buddha of Suburbia; Jerusalem (script); Brooklyn; The Dark Net; The Picturegoers; Gilead; Elizabeth is Missing

Sunday, 23 November 2014


I've got a review on Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank With You at The Millions and an interview with Laura Buckley at BOMB Magazine.

Two smaller pieces: something on writers' rooms for the Long & Short and a Q&A with Julie Verhoeven for Dazed Online.

Reading: The Killer Inside Me; The GiftChess; Engleby; What Happened to Art Criticism?; Roger's Version; A Death in the Family; A Man in Love; Live and Learn

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Soho House/Sussex

For Soho House (£) here's a round-up I did of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, an interview ahead of a Jasper Johns show at the Courtauld Gallery; a preview of the Horst V&A show; an interview with Piet Oudolf.

Am going to be joining the University of Sussex from September as a part-time Teaching Fellow on their new Journalism BA.

Reading: Shooting an Elephant, Nausea (re-read), Jude the Obscure, The Circle, Thomas Mann's Dr Faustus, Master and Margarita, Gasping for Airtime, Poking a Dead Frog, Randall, The People's Platform, Supergods, Digital Disconnect, Canada, The Sportswriter, Independence Day, Let Me Be Frank With You, The Line of Beauty, Concrete Island

Thursday, 17 April 2014


I have a piece on co-housing in the Independent magazine.

Reading: Rum Punch, To The Lighthouse, Flight from the Enchanter, Fool's Gold (non-fiction), The Shallows (non-fiction), The Sea, The Sea, High-Rise, The Big Con (non-fiction), The Ice Storm, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (non-fiction), The Sandcastle, Leaving the Atocha Station, The Sovereignty of Good, Idiopathy, The Outsider (re-read), The Savage Detectives, Mother's Milk, The Sea, La Jalousie, Death Sentence, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P, Žižek on Lacan

I'm assembling a YouTube channel with some of the lectures I've been doing at Kingston over the past year.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Lore Segal

Another interview for Guernica, this time with Lore Segal.

Reading Under the Net, Remains of the Day, Emma, Dreams of a Final Theory, Norwegian Wood, Brighton Rock, Telegraph Avenue, Stoner, Austerlitz, Revolutionary Road, End Zone, Maps and Legends, Wonder Boys, Drown, NW, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, There But For The, White Noise, The Sound and the Fury, The Rachel Papers, The End of Mr Y, Completion, Fortress of Solitude, Slaughterhouse 5 (re-read), Decline and Fall, Rabbit at Rest, Deaf Sentence, Blood Meridian, Self-Consciousness, Golf DreamsThérèse Raquin, Eat My Heart OutThe Centaur, The Girl of Slender Means, The Godless Boys, Couples, Fear and Trembling, Bech: A Book, The Hustler, Get Me Out of Here, The Talented Mr Ripley

Most of the books I'm working through are from this list (which is US biased) and this one, along with novels cropping up during my MA.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Catherine O'Flynn

I interviewed her for Guernica magazine.

Also reading: Lucinella, Of Mutability, Pnin, The Rest is Noise, Leaves of Grass, The Shipping News, The Berlin Stories.