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Rajith Savanadasa, Hachette, July 2016, reviewed by Gerard Elson x

Told from five viewpoints—mother, father, daughter, son, servant—Rajith Savanadasa’s debut novel is a ‘family bildungsroman’ which unfolds during the final days of the Sri Lankan... Read more

Hanya Yanagihara (c) Jenny Westerhoff


On tour: Hanya Yanagihara

What would you put on a shelf-talker for your latest book? A fairytale about male romance set in someplace that feels a lot like New... Read more

Herman Koch


On tour: Herman Koch

Dutch writer Herman Koch is the author of the satirical novel The Dinner (Text). His latest book Dear Mr M (Text) will be released in... Read more

Rajith Savandasa photo credit Craig Peihopa


The polyphonic read: Rajith Savanadasa on ‘Ruins’ x

Told from the perspectives of five characters, Rajith Savanadasa’s Ruins is ‘a riveting debut that examines the intricacies of class, racial and generational divides in... Read more



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