Q: Please can you recommend contemporary British or foreign fiction by writers from an ethnic-minority background who struggle to fit in with the dominant culture of the country where they are born and
I grew up in the student area of Birmingham, solidly middle-class bohemian with a whiff of incoming immigration from surrounding poorer areas and over the waters. The posh students used to come, a fresh
In “We Have Always Lived in the Castle,” a playfully arch and unsettling film based on Shirley Jackson’s 1962 novel, there’s nobody obvious to root for; everyone is dour, foolish, phony or deranged. Possibly
Sarah and David, 15-year-olds at an elite and unconventional drama school in 1980s suburban America, fall in love. An early misunderstanding is manipulated by a charismatic teacher, Mr Kingsley, who sets
Ten years ago, I worked for two municipal library services in Melbourne. When I applied for my first library job, I thought that libraries were just about borrowing books, but I quickly realised otherwise.
One of 2020’s most anticipated titles, Jeanine Cummins’ sweeping historical novel is set to arrive with big expectations: It’s already generated raves from the likes of Don Winslow (“a Grapes of Wrath