Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Sentenced to Life' by Clive James

Peter Goldsworthy
28 July 2015

Clive James’s series of memoirs began in 1980 with the Unreliable one. Thirty-five years and four more very funny books later, the Five Lives of Clive have been rounded with a sixth: a slim volume of poems. It is probably also the most reliable, as if, paradoxically, James took more poetic licence when working in prose. The prevailing tone is a long way fro ... More

Kári Gíslason reviews 'His Stupid Boyhood: A memoir' by Peter Goldsworthy

Kári Gíslason
13 November 2013

Italo Calvino once observed that the ideal condition for a writer is ‘close to anonymity’, adding that ‘the more the author’s figure invades the field, the more the world he portra More

'Dr Goldsworthy on Dr Chekhov' by Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy
12 April 2011

‘Who do you think you are?’ an eminent paediatrician once thundered at me across a child’s cot during his weekly grand ward round. ‘Anton Chekhov?’

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