Vasili

This is a description of the Vasili Andreyevich Brekhunov a character in Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Master and Man’ [the description is given by George Saunders] George Saunders concluded his take of … Continue reading Vasili

Confident enough to stay unsure

Last year I read ‘A swim in the pond in the rain’ by George Saunders it is a wonderful book that explores not just how great writing works but also … Continue reading Confident enough to stay unsure

‘On My Radar’

In last week’s Sunday Observer, the actress Fiona Shaw, explained why George Saunder’s latest book is on her ‘radar’: I agree with Fiona Shaw, ‘A  Swim in the Pond in … Continue reading ‘On My Radar’

What do you care about in this story, so far?

I have been reading A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.  In this lovely book George Saunders helps us explore the short stories of four Russians masters. Here I … Continue reading What do you care about in this story, so far?