Thoughts: well, that picnic scene is still running through my mind, almost a year after reading it… and a book focused on male violence and misogyny is certainly topical.
Congratulations to Evie Wyld and all the short and long-listed authors.
When you call your book Revenge: Murder in Three Parts, you’re giving your reader a fair idea of what is to come. And S. L. Lim delivers precisely what the title promises, although this is far from a traditional murder story.
So why read this book when the title is a spoiler? Because the tension, the bitterness, and Lim’s restraint is evident from the very first line (‘I’m the one who’s in charge around here’) – it is strangely compelling to inch toward a known outcome. Continue reading
It’s almost old news now, but here is the 2021 Stella Prize shortlist: Continue reading
The 2021 Stella Prize longlist has been announced: Continue reading
This is the list I’ll be making my Stella longlist predictions from. Sorry, there’s no particular order. The list seems much shorter than last year’s, so what have I missed? Continue reading
01. My first dive (from Rye pier) – exhilarating, terrifying, exhausting, addictive. Continue reading