Literary fiction

Robert Louis Stevenson, photographed in Samoa shortly before his death

Robert Louis Stevenson’s treasured islands — and final resting place

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Towards the end of his life, Robert Louis Stevenson travelled widely in the central and southern Pacific Ocean. As well…

'The Infatuations', by Javier Marías - review

9 March 2013 9:00 am

A café in Madrid. From her table across the room a solitary woman watches an attractive couple share breakfast morning…

The Childhood of Jesus', by J.M. Coetzee - review

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Stripping down prose is not a risk-free undertaking. The excision of adverbs and the passive voice is sound practice in…

'Mimi', by Lucy Ellmann - review

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Harrison Hanafan is a plastic surgeon in New York. Every day, he slices and stitches deluded women, reshaping healthy flesh…