Tag Archives: Fiction

‘I’m not a gay writer, I’m a monster’: did James Purdy foresee Trump’s America?

At first he was feted. But then his novel about a handsome, Yale-educated serial rapist made him an outcast. Ten years after his death, has the scabrous authors time finally come? On 6 August 2015, the American author and playwright Cabot Wright Begins. A scabrous satire about three of New Yorks sacred cows publishing, politics Read more »

Arundhati Roy: The point of the writer is to be unpopular

The acclaimed author answers questions from our readers and famous fans on the state of modern India, the threat of AI, and why sometimes only fiction can fully address the world Arundhati Roy does not believe in rushing things. With her novels, she prefers to wait for her characters to introduce themselves to her, and Read more »

Top 10 novels about Pakistan

From Mohammed Hanif to Kamila Shamsie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here is some of the best fiction about a nation set to turn 70 this year A while ago I emailed a Pakistani news editor, introducing myself and pitching a column. He replied promptly saying that while we hadnt met, he Read more »

Top 10 novels about Pakistan

From Mohammed Hanif to Kamila Shamsie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here is some of the best fiction about a nation set to turn 70 this year A while ago I emailed a Pakistani news editor, introducing myself and pitching a column. He replied promptly saying that while we hadnt met, he Read more »