Emily’s pieces for The Guardian
Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes (11 November 2016) Paperback review of this surprisingly gripping and political South African novel about pest control.
Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano (11 November 2016) Paperback review of this elaborate and poetic mosaic about love.
The Penguin Book of Short Stories Volumes I & II edited by Philip Hensher (7 October 2016) Paperback review of this landmark, and pleasingly personal, collection.
Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliott (5 August 2016) Paperback review of a psychotherapist’s assured debut, longlisted for the Bailey’s Prize.
Wild Life by Liam Brown (8 July 2016) Paperback review of a modern, adult Lord of the Flies.
Last Things by Jenny Offill (1 July 2016) My first book review for the Guardian.
Inside Stories from a Prison Book Group (27 April 2016) The result of a very inspiring visit to a book club at HMP Thameside.
The Rise of the Alternative Book Club (2 December 2015) Bored of book clubs? Try one with a twist to it. Obviously there’s Emily’s walking book club, but there’s a knitting one too, and a cinema one, and an art one …
Lectures in your Living Room (10 September 2015) An introduction to Odd Mondays – a sort of low-key salon which I host, where a bunch of friends talk about odd things of interest.