Intan Paramaditha: comparisons to the gothic horror mastery of Angela Carter are exaggerated

With Netflix’s recent adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic The Haunting of Hill House, horror fiction and supernatural tales are back in vogue. The(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

Ms Alyssa Edwards tongue-clicks her way onto her own reality show in ‘Dancing Queen’ on Netflix

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Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Raymond Carver called it “smoked-glass prose”, writing that is blurry or not clear in sentiment. It is the downfall of many novice writers, and som(...)

When aspiring poet and academic John M Brinnin (Elijah Wood) promises his employers that he’ll keep a close eye on his boisterous charge, the Welsh(...)

‘Reign’: they should really call the show ‘Dawson’s Keep’

Aidan Power arrives into town, much like Papa Lazarou from The League of Gentleman or Pennywise the clown from It, and makes families compete against (...)

How does the song go? “If I were John Carpenter and you were a lady.” No, that doesn’t get us anywhere. Let’s just mention that the team behind The Pu(...)