BOOKS

NICHOLSON BAKER REVIEW

The best thing about reviewing for The Observer – ok, not the best thing, the most amusing thing – is that you suddenly become fair game for the…

SEBASTIAN BARRY INTERVIEW

As the Booker prize approaches, I’m making my way through the shortlist. And as much as I’ve enjoyed the likes of Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues, I can’t help…

Mohammed Hanif interview

A Case Of Exploding Mangoes was one of those breakout hits, a strangely witty tale about a presidential assassination featuring a walk on role for Osama Bin Laden…