Burning Questions, Margaret Atwood: The novelist is frank, excellent company in her third volume of essays, covering the Obama years, #MeToo and Covid
Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love by Huma Qureshi review – a fine debut
In this first collection, sweetly domestic stories are complicated when characters confront hidden wounds
Dinner Party: A Tragedy by Sarah Gilmartin review – family’s subtle poison
A finely observed Irish debut about a monstrous mother and dysfunctional siblings
We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan review – a powerful debut
Belonging and exile are at the heart of this novel of dislocation and trauma.
The Guardian: The Art of the Body by Alexander Allison. Cruelty versus compassion.