Novelist

Bret Easton Ellis on woke art, irony and the earnestness of American Psycho

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Bret Easton Ellis is back – and being savaged for taking on millennials

‘Donald Trump? How can anyone exist and be so dumb?’

15 April 2017 8:00 am

Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, a hypothetical exploration of the US President’s childhood

The most gripping sea-catastrophe writing I have read outside Conrad

10 October 2015 9:00 am

When the novelist David Vann was 13, his father — a difficult, unhappy dreamer in his thirties, constantly in dread,…

Whatever next?

9 April 2011 12:00 am

Philip Hensher’s King of the Badgers is set in Hanmouth, a small English coastal town described so thickly that it is established from the outset as effectively a character in itself.

The family plot

12 March 2011 12:00 am

Hisham Matar is a Libyan-American writer whose father, Jaballa — an opponent of Gaddafi — was kidnapped in Cairo in 1990.