Tim Parks

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan and the author of the travelogue Italian Ways. His latest novel is Sex Is Forbidden.

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    Where I’m Reading From

    This collection of thirty-seven interlocking essays ranges across more than four decades of reading to re-examine fundamental assumptions about literature today, from the status of the writer to the ability of fiction to change the world

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    All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous—his cool clarity of expression, his exacting attention to psychological complexity and social pretension, his still-striking openness about sex—are evident in this story of a failing marriage.

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    Letty Fox

    This vast Flemish canvas of a novel, full of strikingly realistic likenesses and unforgettable grotesques, is a major work by one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century.