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Introducing Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt

If you think of the great cultural power couples of our time, you may be forgiven if literary duo Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt aren’t at the top of your…

Authors uncovered: Charlotte Dacre

Women are heinous, devilish creatures who possess “an unshrinking relentless soul” – or at least that is what is dictated by Charlotte Dacre in her famed novel of 1806, Zofloya;…

Sun, sex, city: introducing author Eve Babitz

The writing of Eve Babitz, much like the author herself, has long had a rapturous cult following. Since 2015 however, she has risen as a more recognisably adored icon of…

A writer of nostalgia and freedom: introducing author Stefan Zweig

“It is never until one realizes that one means something to others that one feels there is any point or purpose in one’s own existence.” ― Stefan Zweig, Beware of…

‘Our memory is outside us’: introducing author Annie Ernaux

Sitting on my bookshelf is an unassuming paperback bound in a plain white sleeve, its title, The Years, emblazoned across its front, the only clue to what lies within. Between…

On life without meaning: introducing Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Reconciling what I believe to be one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century with his unforgivable views has not been easy for me. Louis-Ferdinand Céline, the famed French…

The woman behind Romanticism: introducing Charlotte Turner Smith

Remember Nikki Grahame’s ‘Who is she?’ tantrum on the 2006 series of television’s Big Brother? No? For those who haven’t spent all of quarantine studying hun culture history (no need…

Introducing Sylvia Plath for International Women’s Day

Content warning: suicide mention and mention of mental illness Sylvia Plath remains today one of the most influential and noteworthy women in literature, her fiercely emotional poetry holding a disconcerting…