Browsing Category: fiction

  • Literary pictures: two art world novels and their authors

    When it comes to the world of contemporary art, it can be difficult for a journalist to paint the people and the parties in their true colours. So perhaps it is unsurprising, given the suspension of disbelief required by the market and the legal protection afforded by fiction, that the most convincing picture of the …

    June 7, 2017
  • Book review: The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell

    Book review: The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell, pp.992, published by Chatto & Windus Of all the millions killed in WWII, the fate of a fictional character has concerned me more than any. Stranger still, I have found myself rooting for a German and a high ranking SS officer at that. The same might be …

    July 1, 2010