Posts tagged london literature

Happiness by Aminatta Forna: Review

Although in her previous novels Aminatta Forna has grappled with wars and atrocities in Sierra Leone and the former Yugoslavia, her latest novel, titled Happiness and set in the heart of London, may be her most challenging undertaking yet.

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London Fiction: a Reading List

A couple of years ago I was involved in a panel event on London fiction. As part of my preparation I decided to put together a list of novels that are set in London and shed some interesting light on the city. Here’s what I came up with: Londonstani by Gautam Malkani The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon Brick Lane by Monica Ali Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle (also The Dirty South and others) Last Orders by Graham Swift The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi Incendiary by Chris Cleave Mother London by Michael Moorcock… Read More