katherine j. chen

Best Books 2022

The Best Books of the Year: 2022

December 19, 2022

2022 has been a great year for settling in with a good book and escaping the world outside. We’ve reached that part of the year where we all start agonising over our ‘lists’  –best albums, best films, and of course best books.  We in the Books team have looked back over the year’s releases and […]

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Book Review: Katherine J. Chen extracts the woman from the myth in her second novel, Joan

August 11, 2022

Katherine J. Chen’s second novel, Joan, a feminist reimagining of Joan of Arc, is surprisingly absent of religious fervour. She acknowledges that her Joan is a departure from the history in her author’s note, but also makes a conscious effort throughout the novel to draw attention to the mythologising of this figure throughout history. Given that […]

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