The Lost Art of Reviewing

I couldn’t have picked a better reviewer. The Los Angeles Review of Books’ choice of Geoff Nicholson on the works of Iain Sinclair is spot on for today’s lead piece. (The only other one I might have tried is that other proper prophet of psychogeography, Will Self.) What Nicholson knows is that you don’t tackle … Continue reading The Lost Art of Reviewing

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Haunted by Ghostwriting: Richard Flanagan

  Truly, ghostwriting is a gift. An ability to inhabit another’s voice and speak as if it were your own. The fact that the little word “ghost” is attached at the front doesn’t change one fact: This is real writing. Difficult writing. Just like any writing. When it works best (as in Andre Agassi’s memoir … Continue reading Haunted by Ghostwriting: Richard Flanagan