Short Fiction

'Heretics' - Zoetrope: All Story, Summer 2017. [Subscription]

'Interior: Monkeyboy' - Granta 136: Legacies of Love, July 2016. [Paywall]

Essays & Opinion

'Punch and Injury' - on Jordan Wolfson's Colored sculpture at Tate Modern - The TLS, 13 June 2018.

'Not Gordimer' - essay for Hazlitt, July 2014.

'Book Notes, Fallen Land' - Largehearted Boy, August 2013.

'I am in a civil partnership, but it's no substitute for a marriage' - opinion piece for the Guardian, June 2013.

'A Changing Landscape' - Riverhead catalogue essay for Fallen Land, April 2013. [Opens as .pdf]

'Banished by Love' - opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, March 2013. 

'Performing the Character' - essay about Absolution for Kindle Post, March 2012.

'The Origin of an Idea' - Riverhead catalogue essay for Absolution, April 2012. [Opens as .pdf]

'Finding the Story' - essay about Absolution for the online magazine, May 2012.


Review of César Aira's The Lime Tree, the Spectator, February 2018.

Review of Peter Carey's A Long Way From Home, the Spectator, January 2018.

Review of Adam Haslett's Imagine Me Gone, the Spectator, June 2016.

Review of Eben Venter's Trencherman, the Guardian, March 2016.

Review of David Mitchell's Slade House, the Spectator, October 2015.

Review of Christopher Hope's Jimfish, the Spectator, May 2015.

Review of James Wood's The Nearest Thing to Life, Newsweek, April 2015.

Review of Atticus Lish's Preparation for the Next Life, the Guardian, April 2015.

Review of Paul Theroux's Mr. Bones, the Guardian, October 2014.

Review of Ali Smith's How to be both, the Telegraph, August 2014.

Review of Javier Cercas's Outlaws, the Guardian, June 2014.

Review of Neel Mukherjee's The Lives of Others, the Telegraph, June 2014.

Review of Ivan Vladislavić's Double Negative, the Guardian, November 2013.

Review of J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus, the Washington Post, September 2013.

Review of André Brink's Philida, the Telegraph, August 2012.


Interview with Advice to Writers, June 2016.

Interview with December 2013. (In Dutch.)

Interview with Chris Holmes, Contemporary Literature, Fall 2013 (Subscription only).

Q&A with Penguin South Africa, September 2013.

Interview with Christopher Bryant, Polari Magazine, September 2013.

Radio Interview with Sue Grant-Marshall, Reading Matters, Radio Today (South Africa), August 2013.

Interview with Don Gonyea, NPR, All Things Considered, 18 August 2013.

Interview with Bernard Strainchamps, Feedbooks, 17 July 2013.

Books Interview: Patrick Flanery, with Jonathan Derbyshire, The New Statesman, 14 June 2013, p. 40 (not online)

'How I Write', Interview with Noah Charney, The Daily Beast, 1 May 2013.

Interview with The Boar (Warwick University Student Newspaper), 21 April 2013.

Interview with Glow Magazine, October 2012.

Interview with Sue Grant-Marshall, “A perfect setting for exorcising demons”, Business Day (South Africa), 29 May 2012.

Q&A with Dylan Foley, New Jersey Star Ledger, 13 May 2012.

Q&A with Sarah Murdoch for Chatelaine, 6 May 2012.

Interview with Malcolm Forbes on The Millions blog, 4 May 2012.

Interview with Deidre Donnelly, O Magazine (South African edition), April 2012.

Patrick Flanery answers Ten Terrifying Questions on Booktopia Blog, 27 April 2012.