Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson reviews Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng

Alice Nelson
22 April 2019

What does it mean to live in a place but never to fully belong to it? How does our capacity for intimacy alter when we are in exile? How do we forge an identity among haphazard collisions More

Alice Nelson reviews 'Cedar Valley' by Holly Throsby

Alice Nelson
18 December 2018

In the first few pages of Cedar Valley, a group of women gather together to console one another after a calamitous event shatters the predictable languor of their small rural town More

Alice Nelson reviews 'Matryoshka' by Katherine Johnson

Alice Nelson
25 October 2018

Half a century ago, the Palestinian writer Edward Said described the state of exile as ‘the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true More

Sarah Holland-Batt reviews 'The Children’s House' by Alice Nelson

Sarah Holland-Batt
25 September 2018

What are the limits of maternal love? How do children fare in its absence? Is mothering a socialised behaviour or a biological impulse? These are the questions Alice Nelson pursues in her More