The cult of ‘I’: Alex Hourston on the themes in Love After Love

Love after Love is the intimate and gripping new novel by Alex Hourston. The novel’s protagonist is Nancy Jenson, who is a mother, a sister, a wife and a therapist. When she bumps into Adam, with whom she has an undeniable connection, a striking and in-depth examination of life and love unfolds. Here, the author writes…

On facts, fiction and the autobiography by Miranda Doyle

Autobiography is an impossibly difficult genre to define. It overlaps with so much else: fiction; faction; autobiographical novels; creative non-fiction. So in 1975 Phillippe Lejeune tried to set out the stall for first person non-fiction with his ‘autobiographical pact’. He wanted to bolster the line libraries still hold hard to, in order to protect the…