Candia McWilliam

Candia McWilliam has written two novels, A Case of Knives and A Little Stranger.

Jazzy, Jyoti, Jase and Jane

Candia McWilliam, 10 May 1990

Jasmine is the novel which grew from a short story in Bharati Mukherjee’s collection The Middleman. Meatless Days is the autobiography (though an unusually oblique one) of Sara Suleri, the daughter of a Welsh mother and the Pakistani editor and journalist Z.A. Suleri. Both writers now teach at American universities.

Self-Unhelp: Candia McWilliam

Lidija Haas, 6 January 2011

Candia McWilliam is six feet tall and used to being stared at. She always looked ‘a bit thick’, she says, ‘where thick overlaps with apparently sexy’: a mixed blessing for...

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Private Nutshells

Janette Turner Hospital, 4 August 1994

There is something unsettling, something quietly provocative of inner debate, about Candia McWilliam’s titles, of which, so far, there are only three. They are attached to slim works that...

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Family Romances

Anthony Thwaite, 2 February 1989

Candia McWilliam’s first novel, A Case of Knives, won the Betty Trask Award last year. I expect I am wrong in persistently remembering this as a prize for something called Romantic Fiction;...

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Enid’s Scars

Peter McDonald, 23 June 1988

The title of Joyce Carol Oates’s new novel is well-chosen, being itself both a fragment of popular culture (‘As time goes by’ seems to be lodged there pretty firmly by now) and...

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