Mahvesh Murad

FICTION: THE COLOUR OF THE FUTURE

Multiple sci-fi award-winning author puts out her first collection of short stories that cements her position as a Published Nov 10, 2019 06:57am

FICTION: THE CURSE OF SLEEPING

A strange sickness spreads through the land in a languorous, well-crafted novel about love and loss, fear and endurance Published Aug 25, 2019 07:11am

FICTION: MORE THAN JUST TEEN LOVE

An incredibly endearing Young Adult novel with a sweet, sad, hopeful heart deals sensitively with Islamophobia and Published Mar 03, 2019 07:07am

FICTION: STRANGE NEW WORLD

An attempt to explore existentialism, social pressures and the obsession with youth is let down by poor worldbuilding Published Nov 25, 2018 07:03am

FICTION: THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

Crime fiction writer Megan Abbott’s latest thriller is a novel of astounding economy that is artfully crafted... Published Nov 11, 2018 08:38am

FICTION: A FEMINIST BEOWULF

A voracious exploration of femininity, suburban malaise, societal pressures and politics Published Sep 09, 2018 06:55am

FICTION: THE ODYSSEY, RETOLD

Retelling a Greek classic from the viewpoint of a peripheral character is an exploration of femininity, feminism, Published Aug 12, 2018 07:47am

FICTION: SOUL SEARCHERS

A song takes on a life of its own, and lays bare the history of cultural appropriation Updated Jul 24, 2017 03:54pm

FICTION: PLAYING WITH DANGER

Not quite ‘divergent’ for those who ‘hunger’ for less ‘pandemonium’ and more ‘brave new worlds’ Published Jun 04, 2017 07:27am

Women in control

Imagining an alternative world in which patriarchy is replaced with matriarchy raises some interesting questions Published Dec 18, 2016 07:32am

Dangerous games

A look at the darkness behind the scenes in the world of competitive gymnastics Published Nov 27, 2016 07:12am

All that pain and death

The supernatural consequences of human beings’ baser instincts are the theme of This Savage Song Updated Nov 13, 2016 11:49pm

Where would you draw the line?

The novel Roses and Rot has its share of strange creatures, and questions that are not so strange Published Oct 02, 2016 09:34am