Ben Hamilton

Six wintry days in Saratoga Springs: Upstate by James Wood reviewed

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Alan Querry, the central figure in James Wood’s second novel, is someone who, in his own words, doesn’t ‘think about…

Who’s the expert now?

1 April 2017 9:00 am

The title might be taken as a provocation. In the compressed language of digital media, white tears, like first-world problems…

The trouble with actors

17 September 2016 9:00 am

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Eimear McBride’s acclaimed, prize-winning debut, felt like a one-off, not the beginning of a…

Cracking up

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

The troubles of Richard Pryor’s life are well known — from his childhood in a brothel to his self-immolation via…

Cracking up

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

The troubles of Richard Pryor’s life are well known — from his childhood in a brothel to his self-immolation via…