Truman Capote on his writing techniques and influences

I adore Truman Capote, not least for his magnificent work of literary nonfiction, In Cold Blood, but also because he stands as one of the most flamboyant and acutely observational writers of the twentieth-century. I recently fell in love with Capote … [Read more...]

One to look out for next year – Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn

As anyone who reads the blog knows, my addiction to anything New York is bordering on shameful, especially because I'm so enamored to any novel that shows even a hint of a 'New Yorkian' theme (Catcher in the Rye, The New York Trilogy, Call it Sleep … [Read more...]