Guardian piece

June 15, 2016 § Leave a comment


My first piece for The Guardian is a book review of Rob Schmitz’s look at life on a street in Shanghai.


March 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

The new Sokurov film about The Louvre is out soon – the trailer raises both the typical fears (that it will be pretentious) and the typical hopes (that it will be sublime).

This Census-Taker

February 9, 2016 § Leave a comment


I review China Mieville’s new novella in the latest Literary Review. My three-word verdict: ‘confused and confusing’.

China Rhyming

January 18, 2016 § Leave a comment



Thanks to Paul French for his piece on China’s Forgotten People on his excellent blog, which has a lot of good material on the erosion of China’s visible history.

Letter to LRB

January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment


I wrote a response to Seymour Hersh’s recent piece on Syria in the London Review of Books.

For your listening pleasure

January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment


I read out my short story ‘And Then’ from the latest issue of The Southern Review.

Powells Best of 2015.

January 12, 2016 § Leave a comment



Thanks to Powells for featuring The Casualties on their Best of 2015 list, as picked by their booksellers – probably my favourite group of people to be liked by.

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