Laura Miller

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz review

A sequel authorised by the Conan Doyle estate has the deduction and the action, but does it scratch the Holmesian itch?

How to Be Both by Ali Smith review playful, tender, unforgettable

Smith's Man Booker-longlisted novel pairs parallel narratives of a teenage girl and a 15th-century Renaissance artistIn a flashback scene in Ali Smith's Man Booker-longlisted new novel, a British mother visiting Italy sits in a cafe with her two children

“The Year She Left Us”: An angry Chinese adoptee’s story

Kathryn Ma's multigenerational novel gives glorious voice to one of China's "lost daughters" living in the U.S.

Mimi by Lucy Ellmann - review

Laura Miller finds that happiness is bad news for the usually furious Lucy Ellmann The rant is Lucy Ellmann's forte. Exasperated, indignant, disgusted, her narrators (first- and third-person) work themselves up into a fine fettle, spouting cascading tira