February Round Up

I've had a busy February, and thought I'd share some of the spoils:

My review of Find Me by Laura van den Berg is up at the Guardian US. Laura's debut about a dystopian future marked by an 'epidemic of forgetting' is an elegiac meditation on loss and memory.

The lovely people at Brooklyn Quarterly decided to publish my essay on loving a little nun on their blog. After floating around on the interwebs for a while, it's wonderful to have found it a home.

The Washington Post gave me my first print appearance with my review of Blood-Drenched Beard, by Brazilian novelist Daniel Galera. Galera is a rising star in the Portuguese speaking world and was included in Granta's list of Best of Young Brazilian Novelists 2012.

In the Beginning was the Sea is the first novel by Colombian author Tomas Gonzalez to be translated into English, although it was written over 30 years ago. My review of it is over at Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal.

I also reviewed I am Radar, US novelist Reif Larsen's follow up to his highly inventive debut, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. Chameleonic, awe-inspiring, imaginative and completely bonkers, you can read more about it at the Boston Globe.

More to come!