Nicholas Shakespeare reviews Joachim Fest's
Not Me, memoirs of a German childhood.
# Killian Fox reviews a strange, off-beat detective novel called Hawthorn & Child written by Irish writer
"This is a detective novel in which the mysteries of people's lives threaten to overshadow mysteries born of criminal activity."
# Nancy McDermott reviews Motherland by Amy Sohn, which is the sequel to Prospect Park West set in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
"Sohn’s eye for detail and her knack for parody keeps it funny and a hair’s breadth this side of believable."
# The Man Booker Prize longlist: who are they?