Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

Ammara Khan

FICTION: MURAKAMI’S BLANK SPACES

Master novelist Haruki Murakami’s latest book, at its core, is about the melancholic nature of the creative process but Published Dec 30, 2018 07:09am

FICTION: LOVE AND LANGUAGE

While it combines witty musings on identity, art, philosophy and linguistics, this debut novel is at heart a teenage Published Jan 07, 2018 07:01am

FICTION: WAYS TO MESS IT UP — AGAIN

Ten thousand reincarnations to get it right — but if all you end up with is loss of individuality, what’s the difference Published Oct 29, 2017 06:06am

FICTION: FOUR WAYS TO LIVE AND DIE

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Paul Auster’s latest novel is his magnum opus, but is a dense and cerebral book Published Sep 24, 2017 06:42am

FICTION: HOME TRUTHS

A tale of loss, grief and eventual redemption told from the perspective of a dislocated child Published Jul 16, 2017 07:38am

FICTION: Harsh realities

A family torn apart by war comes to realise that not all reunions have happy endings Updated Mar 19, 2017 08:39am

Bitingly logical

An insightful and entertaining collection of writings on life and the world at large Published Jan 08, 2017 08:58am

Gentle souls, harsh realities

Two people who don’t quite fit the mould of their society and time find a kindred spirit in each other Published Dec 11, 2016 08:43am

Seeking the meaning of life

A book that gives insight into the lives of the members of the existentialist school of thought Published Nov 27, 2016 07:12am

To make art

Molly Crabapple tells her story — the story of a creative mind inspired by the machinations of the modern world Updated Nov 13, 2016 11:45pm

To break free

Circling the Sun is about one woman’s life of fearless adventure and mercurial relationships Updated Oct 02, 2016 09:56am

Fairy tales for our times

Michael Cunningham’s latest collection demonstrates that imperfection extends into the realm of fantasy Published Sep 04, 2016 07:55am

One never really forgets

Patrick Modiano has his protagonist walk the tortuous lanes of his memories, and the cobbled paths of Paris, to untangle Updated Jul 31, 2016 08:15am

An unusual alliance

Joyce Carol Oates’s latest novel is a story set on the cusp of scientific inquiry and personal agenda Published Jun 26, 2016 07:09am

Remembrance and reality

J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz attempt to bridge the distance between narrative technique and psychotherapy Updated May 02, 2016 11:49pm

Web of deceit

The last novel published before his death, Umberto Eco’s Numero Zero is a must-read Updated Mar 07, 2016 01:04am

REVIEW:Embers of history

Flood of Fire is not just a fictional account of the Opium Wars; it immerses the reader in a unique world Published Feb 21, 2016 07:11am