“Let’s go! Let’s go!” Such was the mantra of the beatniks. In 1952 ‘Go’ by John Clellon Holmes was published, capturing the spirit of a generation. Anastasia Grabova explores the lasting impact of this novel and the characters in it. The 1950s. What a decade that was. It brought us Kerouac and On The Road,…Continue Reading “Review of Go by John Clellon Holmes for V&OAK”
I interviewed husband and wife team Martyn and Linda Waites ahead of the publication of their novel The Creeper, which is written under the pseudonym of Tania Carver.
I wrote the following review of Yellow by Janni Visman for a blog that I used to keep. Yellow is the colour of the yellow-bellied cowards in Shakespear’s plays. It’s also the colour of the wallpaper in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novel, in which a woman lying her bedroom, resting from depression watches the contours of…Continue Reading “Review of Yellow by Janni Visman”
This review of Net of Jewels by Ellen Gilchrest was published in MsLexia in October 2008 in their The One I Love section, in which female writers talk about a book that has influenced them as a woman and as a writer. Net of Jewels by Ellen Gilchrest This book is so addictive I’ve read…Continue Reading “The One I Love section in MsLexia”