I was dubious when first recommended ‘Nadja’, perhaps the alpha and omega in surrealist prose. The word surrealism… Read more »


In this deliberate and unswerving novel Massie imagines the last days of Klaus Mann, author of ‘Mephisto’ and… Read more »

Rogue Male

It is now 75 years since Geoffrey Household published his exemplary tale of pursuit, Rogue Male. It is… Read more »

The Iraqi Christ

Like all great works of art, Hassan Blasim’s 2010 collection of short stories reverentially titled ‘the iraqi christ’… Read more »

Iron Gustav

Following the success of the recently published and soon to be cinematised “Alone in Berlin”, Hans Fallada is… Read more »