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Having killed her previous boyfriends as acts of ‘self defence’, will Ayoola’s fourth suitor live to tell the tale? Oyinkan Braithwaite’s Women’s and Booker Prize long listed novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer, makes for fiendishly wicked reading, says our contributor Carla Plieth.
Read More “My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – a brilliant, compelling portrait of a broken family”
Kerry Hudson’s precise, intricate and intelligently written memoir, Lowborn, revisits the brutal realities of poverty and the deprived places of Hudson’s own childhood.
Read More “Kerry Hudson’s Lowborn – a remarkable portrait of ‘dehumanising poverty’, but also love, compassion and self-determination”
Daisy Johnson’s 2018 Man Booker-shortlisted novel, Everything Under, rewrites the Oedipus myth into a mother-daughter story set in an eerie, waterlogged world.
Read More “Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under – a clever, murky retelling of the Oedipus myth”
After several years in London, Jamaican servant Frannie Langton finds herself on trial for the murder of her English master and mistress – but she has no memory of that fatal evening. Our arts contributor, My Ly, reviews Sara Collins’ atmospheric and evocative debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton.
Read More “The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins – a stunning, atmospheric debut”
Florence Hazrat gives us the highlights of this year’s Fiction Prize Festival and offers invaluable advice to budding writers on how to get published.
Read More “Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Festival: Advice on How to Get Published”