The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

The Stranger’s Child Alan Hollinghurst Hardback, Picador, ISBN 978-0-330-483247 £20 Will Bowers The Stranger’s Child begins on the eve of the First World War with the poet Cecil Valance’s visit to Two Acres, the house of his Cambridge friend George Sawle. Hollinghurst’s opening is typical of his fascination with the dynamics of domestic settings, and the turbulent effects that strangers have upon them. The first … Continue reading The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

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Keeping a closer eye on…Sophie Mayer

Every so often we find an exciting new writer (or publisher) upon whom you should keep an eye and ask them a few questions. Sophie Mayer is a poet and academic based in London; her new collection ‘The Private Parts of Girls’ is published by Salt this year. An introduction to Sophie can be found here – interviewed by Anna Kirk, this is the longer … Continue reading Keeping a closer eye on…Sophie Mayer

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Keep an eye on…Sophie Mayer

Every so often we find an exciting new writer (or publisher) on whom you should keep an eye and ask them a few questions. Sophie Mayer is a poet and academic based in London; her new collection ‘The Private Parts of Girls’ is published by Salt this year. Interviewed by Anna Kirk, a longer transcript of their conversation is also available here.   You are … Continue reading Keep an eye on…Sophie Mayer