The Dalkey Archive Press has just published the Review of Contemporary Fiction: The Future of British Fiction. This is the Fall 2012 issue but don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that we now have months and months of cold weather in front of us (at least I hope it doesn’t).
As usual, if you want to read most of the issue you have to buy it, which you can do online from the US here and the UK here. What you can read online are the short reviews at the back of the magazine.
One of these is my review of Franz Werfel’s Pale Blue Ink in a Lady’s Hand. Whether or not I can persuade you to read the review is one thing (though it’s only 300 words and will take you two minutes, so don’t be lazy) but you should definitely read the novella – it’s brilliant.
I have a copy and if you’re interested in contemporary British fiction it’s an interesting blend of writing and criticism.