Critic of the Month

James Ley is Critic of the Month

James Ley
26 February 2014

When did you first write for ABR?

It was 2003, a review of Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre.

What prompted you to take up book reviewing?

An interest in literature and a break that gave me a chance to write professionally. The idea of being paid to read and think and write about books was very enticing, and stil ... More

Brian Matthews is Critic of the Month

Brian Matthews
17 January 2014

WHen did you first write for ABR?

1981, during John McLaren’s incumbency as editor.

What prompted you to take up book reviewing?

Well, it took me up, really. It hadn’t occurred to me to review books until I was invited to write a piece for a ... More

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