The Dying Grass

August 18, 2015 § Leave a comment


My possibly quixotic attempt to make you read William Vollmann’s incredible new book is now at the LA Review of Books.

What I was reading

August 13, 2015 § Leave a comment


Thanks to Writers Read for asking.

New York Times interview on CFP

August 13, 2015 § Leave a comment


Thanks to Ian Johnson of the New York Times for the interview.

Ian Johnson writes for the NYT and NYRB on China – his work on urbanisation in China is especially well worth a look.

Paste magazine review

August 7, 2015 § Leave a comment


Thanks to Steve Nathans-Kelly for his review of The Casualties at Paste Magazine.


August 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Spectator review for CFP

July 30, 2015 § Leave a comment


Thanks to Tom Miller, author of China’s Urban Billion, for his review of CFP in The Spectator

Reviews for China’s Forgotten People

July 22, 2015 § Leave a comment


Some thoughtful reviews from Kerry Brown at Open Democracy and Jonathan Mirsky at Literary Review (click here for pdfs LR CFP 1 LR CFP 2). Thanks to both of these experienced China commentators for taking the time to write such considered pieces.

Also a good overview of the book’s issues by Joshua Bird at Asian Review of Books

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