Elliot Page is probably the most famous trans man in the world. His memoir may have a cute title and thirst-inducing cover shot – but within, there’s a world of pain, revealing just how unhappy being in the spotlight has made the star of Juno, Whip It, and The Umbrella Academy.Continue reading “Review: Pageboy, Elliot Page”
When Dublin-born writer Naoise Dolan published her first novel, Exciting Times, the title might’ve seemed a little cruel: we were in the first lockdown of 2020, and it can’t have seemed like the most exciting moment to launch a debut.Continue reading “Naoise Dolan on The Happy Couple: ‘Marriage has been an overwhelmingly violent institution’”
Isabella Hammad impressed with her debut novel, The Parisian. The story of a Palestinian man navigating upheaval at home and abroad during the first half of the 20th century, its marriage of the personal and the political was notably assured for a twentysomething writer.Continue reading “Review: Enter Ghost, Isabella Hammad”
“My home is messy”: four innocuous little words, but when spoken by the oracle of tidying up, Marie Kondo, they were enough to apparently break the internet.Continue reading “Why being messy is good for you”
Outside the theatre, Wildfire Road’s running time is billed at 58 minutes. Such almost comic precision is rather fitting for Eve Leigh’s tightly wound play. Beautifully crafted, it doesn’t waste a minute – and ends up doing more in (just under) an hour than many plays manage in twice that.Continue reading “Review: Wildfire Road, Sheffield Playhouse”
Charlie Josephine is done writing plays that just point out a problem – they’ve decided their work needs to at least attempt to offer some solution, however imperfect.Continue reading “Charlie Josephine: ‘The backlash to I, Joan was painful – but we saw it coming’”
In her new novel What Time is Love?, writer Holly Williams explores how class can divide romantic partnerships. Here, she explains why it’s as big an issue as ever in 2023.Continue reading ““I had never hung out with people with wealth like that”: why social class still matters in relationships”
Travis Alabanza is taking over: this month, the writer and performer leads a group of London’s underground cabaret legends as they go above ground – all the way to the main stage of the Royal Court theatre.Continue reading “Travis Alabanza on Sound of the Underground: ‘Who can make a show about money fun? Only drag performers’”
What Time is Love? is published today in paperback by Orion, as well as being available as an audiobook, eBook and in hardback.
It is being published in 13 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Norway, Turkey and Ukraine.
And the reviews are in…Continue reading “What Time is Love? is out in paperback”
In 1948 a young Andy Warhol read Truman Capote’s first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, and became obsessed with the writer. On moving to New York a few years later, he started sending fan letters to Capote, hanging around outside his house until they got talking, and after that phoned him every day. His first show in the city was called Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote.