Tag: Bloomsbury Circus

BOOK REVIEW: Music From Big Pink by John Niven

I came to John Niven’s novella with only a vague awareness of his work (plenty of people have recommended reading his best-known work Kill your friends, which I intend to do) and of the main protagonists in the story, The Band (a distant variation of whom – as a ‘greatest hits’ Bob Dylan fan – I saw

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GUEST POST: How Studying Anthropology Helped Me As A Novelist by Sofka Zinovieff

Like most students of social anthropology, I was required in my first year at university, to write an essay about whether the incest taboo is universal. The answer is: pretty much yes, if you don’t count some ancient Egyptian royals and some differing views about first cousins. But not much else is universal in the

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INTERVIEW: Emma Glass

It is our great pleasure to share with you our interview with Emma Glass the fabulous mind to one of this years greatest debuts ‘Peach’ – we also had the honour of reviewing this before publication for Bloomsbury Circus and our review can be read here. Renews one’s faith in the power of literature –

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BOOK REVIEW: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

Sour Heart is a collection of short stories that tell the tale of family, of immigrants coming to 1990’s America and seeing it for what it is, seeing it for the seediness that lay in the shadows of their new-found allegiance. Many of the stories deal with a family dynamic, of femininity, of sexuality and

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