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Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe is writing a doctorate at Christ’s College, Cambridge. She was the winner, in July, of the LRB Young Reviewers Competition.

Robert Edric

Sarah Howe, 4 December 2008

Robert Edric specialises in historical backwaters. His novels, 19 to date, unfold in isolated fishing villages, colonial outposts or Alpine spa towns. What these places have in common is that they seem removed from larger political conflicts, though they replay them in claustrophobic miniature. Edric’s imagination has always been drawn to the peripheral, to characters who are set apart,...

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