John Burnside

J by Howard Jacobson review the British dystopian novel of our time?

In his 1982 book Nature and Madness, American ecologist Paul Shepard remarked: "The only society more frightful than one run by children, as in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, might be one run by childish adults."

After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry review a remarkable debut

This atmospheric novel about a man given shelter by strangers will haunt you long after the final page Reading Sarah Perry's extraordinary debut novel, it is hard not to reach for comparisons, if only in a bemused attempt to work out just why this book is

After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry review a remarkable debut

This atmospheric novel about a man given shelter by strangers will haunt you long after the final page Reading Sarah Perry's extraordinary debut novel, it is hard not to reach for comparisons, if only in a bemused attempt to work out just why this book is

Guardian Books poetry podcast: John Burnside reads Maxine Kumin

Today John Burnside chooses The Retrieval System by Maxine Kumin, a look at doubling mirrored in its intricate rhyme scheme John Burnside Tim Maby

Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie - review

Mordantly witty and sometimes heartbreaking, Sherman Alexie's short stories are quietly addictive The thing to forget straightaway, before approaching the work of Sherman Alexie, is anything you might have heard about him being an author who "just writes