A Re-enchantment of the World

An extract from my review of Claire-Louise Bennett‘s Pond appears on the front cover of the Picador Australia edition, published on 22 December 2016.

“What Bennett aims at is nothing short of a re-enchantment of the world …a truly stunning debut.


Theorems Estranged Into Pure Poetry

An extract from my review of Agustín Fernández Mallo‘s Nocilla Dream appears on the back cover of Nocilla Experience (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016).


By juxtaposing fiction with non-fiction … the author has created a hybrid genre that mirrors our networked lives, allowing us to inhabit its interstitial spaces. A physician as well as an artist, Mallo can spot a mermaid’s tail in a neutron monitor; estrange theorems into pure poetry.