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Proof of Pudding


What discerning judges have said about The Coffee Story

'It's been a while since I read a first novel that felt as universally accomplished as Peter Salmon's The Coffee Story' - Toby Litt

'I was constantly intoxicated by a sense of desire & loss' - Jake Arnott

'Wild and raucous... an extraordinarily accomplished debut' - Niall Griffiths

'Reminiscent of Phillip Roth's Everyman. But it's much, much funnier' - Sydney Morning Herald

'An exceptional debut' - Martyn Bedford

Hard Sell

Against Prose

“I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism . . . → Read More: Against Prose

Wartime Notebooks by Marguerite Duras

If I were told, “You’ll be fucked by ninety soldiers and he’ll receive a piece of bread,” I’d ask to be fucked by a hundred . . . → Read More: Wartime Notebooks by Marguerite Duras

My Top Ten Books of 2015, Numbers 1-5

Yup, here they are. Reverse order again. No peeking.

5. Flaubert’s Letters

One of my guiltiest secrets as a reader, and as writer and as . . . → Read More: My Top Ten Books of 2015, Numbers 1-5