A Balcony in the Forest

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I wrote a short piece about the re-issue of Julien Gracq’s novel for the TLS.


Lost Species Day

I wrote about extinction for the LRB Blog. Spare a thought for the thylacine.



China Channel

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The LARB has a new China blog which has lots of good content by people who really know their stuff. I wrote something for a roundtable discussion on Han Song’s story ‘Finished’, a Kafka-esque story about migrant workers.


Katalin Street

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I wrote a piece for 3 a.m. magazine about Magda Szabó.


CUP and ‘Academic Freedom’


I wrote about Cambridge University Press’s decision to censor some of its content in China for the London Review of Books Blog.


Reading in Stockholm

Looking forward to reading from The Casualties in Stockholm next week. Event details here.

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