Hermione Lee

Hermione Lee’s latest book, a biography of Tom Stoppard, was published in 2021. She is working on a life of Anita Brookner. (November 2023)

Finding a Very Secret Self

Finding a Very Secret Self

New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families

by Colm Tóibín

The Testament of Mary

by Colm Tóibín

January 10, 2013 issue

Storms Over the Novel

The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

by Milan Kundera, translated from the French by Linda Asher

Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

by Jane Smiley

The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life

by Edward Mendelson

How Novels Work

by John Mullan

How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide

by John Sutherland

The Novel, Volume 1: History, Geography and Culture

edited by Franco Moretti

The Novel, Volume 2: Forms and Themes

edited by Franco Moretti

Nation & Novel: The English Novel from Its Origins to the Present Day

by Patrick Parrinder

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