Lucy Ellmann & Todd McEwen
Todd McEwen is a critic and author of four novels. 'Who Sleeps with Katz' (his celebratory and hilarious fourth novel) will be re-released by CB editions in June, 2020. Todd gave us the disclaimer that some of his recommendations might not be in print, and he was right (6/8!). We have therefore combined his recommendations with Lucy's.
Lucy Ellmann's most recent novel, Ducks, Newburyport, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Goldsmiths Prize. It has emerged as a firm favourite of isolation stockpiling, not only for its length but for its warmth, wit and the sense of companionship one gets from spending time with its funny, angry narrator. Don't be intimidated by the hype. It is excellent, yes, but it is also very, very fun to read!