Quill and Quire


By Ray Robertson

“He honored life” – so reads Jack Kerouac’s tombstone. Ray Robertson does his best to honour Kerouac’s life in his fifth novel. What Happened Later depicts Kerouac’s latter stages of existence while also detailing the ... Read More »

August 13, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By William Gibson

Centred around Hollis Henry, a journalist and former rock star, William Gibson’s latest novel is a taut, fast-paced journey into the world of infinite wealth and espionage. Hired originally to write about “locative art,” a ... Read More »

July 30, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Witold Rybczynski

With his new, generously subtitled book, architecture and design writer Witold Rybczynski (who currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design) follows, in considerable detail, the transformation of a tract of agricultural land ... Read More »

July 27, 2007 | Filed under: Science, Technology & Environment