thu 15/04/2021

Jessica Payn

Articles By Jessica Payn

Andrea Bajani: If You Kept a Record of Sins review - where blame, grief and discovery meet

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theartsdesk Q&A: Amina Cain on her first novel and her eternal fascination with suggestion

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10 Questions for Poet and Critic Rebecca Tamás

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Margarita García Robayo: Holiday Heart review – understated and acute

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Maria Reva: Good Citizens Need Not Fear review - tales of gloomy humour and absurdist charm

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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: The Discomfort of Evening review - lovelessness, loneliness, bodies and their limits

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Olivia Laing: Funny Weather review - essays on art, framed as antidote

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Fitzcarraldo Editions wins Republic of Consciousness Prize

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Jenny Offill: Weather review - the low hum of misgiving

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Kapka Kassabova: To the Lake review - Macedonia's lacustrine heart

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Ilya Kaminsky: Deaf Republic - silence as 'a soul's noise'

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Elizabeth Strout: Olive, Again review - compassion, honesty and community

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Irenosen Okojie: Nudibranch review - daring and surreal

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Sarah Hall: Sudden Traveller review - lyrical and luminous

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José Eduardo Agualusa: The Society of Reluctant Dreamers review - vivid visions towards a free Angola

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The Collection: Nina Leger trans. Laura Francis - daring, direct and richly imagined

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