Essays and reviews

Below are some links to a selection of my recent essays and reviews (some of which are reprinted on my blog):

‘The Hard Life’ in Dublin Review of Books, 5 June 2020. My essay on Deirdre Bair’s account of writing Samuel Beckett’s first biography, in her acclaimed memoir Parisian Lives (Atlantic Books, 2020). https://www.drb.ie/essays/the-hhard-life

Endell Street by Wendy Moore review – the suffragette surgeons’ The Guardian, 17 April 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/17/endell-street-by-wendy-moore-review-the-suffragette-surgeons

‘Coming Home: Brian Moore’s The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne’ Slightly Foxed, 65, Spring 2020. Reprinted here on my blog with kind permission of Slightly Foxed: https://akennedysmith.com/2020/03/17/brian-moore-a-sense-of-home/

‘Cursed with hearts and brains: female intellectuals and muses of the twentieth century’ Times Literary Supplement, 17 January 2020

‘The Fall of the House of Kempe’, Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume 24, Issue 4, October 2019