Helen Elliott

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64 ENTRIES Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.



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‘Killing Commendatore’ by Haruki Murakami

Art, music and mystery abound in the Japanese author’s latest novel

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‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’ by Olga Tokarczuk

Offbeat intrigue from a Booker Prize winner

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‘One Hundred Years of Dirt’ by Rick Morton

A social affairs reporter turns the pen on himself

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‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel is an engaging story of love and literary misadventure

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‘The Fireflies of Autumn’: a bittersweet take on the Tuscan idyll

Moreno Giovannoni’s debut collection examines dislocation in a way rarely seen

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‘Axiomatic’ by Maria Tumarkin

This collection of bracing essays interrogates how we view the past

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‘A Sand Archive’ by Gregory Day

Day grasps landscape as an intimate living thing

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‘The Only Story’ by Julian Barnes

The meticulous novelist takes on the oldest subject there is

Culture

‘Border Districts’ by Gerald Murnane

Writing that rewards patience

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‘City of Crows’ by Chris Womersley

Picador; $32.99

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‘The Choke’ by Sofie Laguna

Allen & Unwin; $32.99

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What can’t be said in ‘Conversations with Friends’

The protagonists of Sally Rooney’s debut novel privilege irony over emotion

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‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

Shamsie’s seventh novel puts a modern spin on an Ancient Greek tragedy

Culture

‘Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker’ by Marie Darrieussecq

Trans. Penny Hueston; Text Publishing; $24.99

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Lives of leisure

Robert Dessaix’s ‘The Pleasures of Leisure’ is a 21st-century defence of idleness