Julian Novitz

Julian Novitz

is a lecturer in writing at the Swinburne University of Technology.


About Julian Novitz

Julian Novitz is a lecturer in writing at the Swinburne University of Technology. His most recent novel is Little Sister (2012).


Articles about Julian Novitz

Articles by Julian Novitz

Quicksand by Steve Toltz

Fear of life: Quicksand by Steve Toltz

Steve Toltz’s second novel Quicksand is not a radical departure from his remarkable debut A Fraction of the Whole, at least in terms of style, tone and subject matter. It features a similar range of hyper-verbal characters whose conflicts, schemes and misunderstandings build with a snowball-like momentum, smashing through into new frontiers of awfulness and hilarity.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Rise of the Über-book: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Readers familiar with the British novelist David Mitchell will find that The Bone Clocks bears many of the hallmarks of his work. It is structurally complex, readable and inventive. Its plot is ambitious in scope, crossing time periods and blurring genre categories. It is also impossible to summarise without making it sound completely ridiculous.

Truth, Justice and the American Way: A Naked Singularity & Personae

The reviews of A Naked Singularity have compared it to a host of other long novels. Many agree that it is firmly in the tradition of those baggy works of late twentieth century postmodern masters, such as William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

As above, so below: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries... is not only set in the nineteenth century; it appears to be of the nineteenth century, or as close to it as possible. It has the scope and length of a nineteenth century novel, and its central mysteries are established and explored in a nineteenth century style.