Ever since it appeared on the Man Booker shortlist, much of the talk about The Sisters Brothers – Canadian writer Patrick deWitt’s second novel – has been about how the genre novel has breached the fortress of the world’s best-known literary prizes. Read more

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I had intended to write about Granta’s September 11 issue on or around that date. As it happened, the book arrived on my desk on the evening of September 10. So I actually spent September 11 reading the special issue. Read more

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As India’s miserable tour of England draws towards a close, here comes a book of cricket writing that no India fan should do without. Read more

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