Authors Posts by Tom Cutterham

Tom Cutterham


No more selection by wealth

The Damien Shannon case shows that much must change

Noughtie Oxford

Tom Cutterham reviews Ben Masters' first novel - a eulogy to student life

Resisting the meaningless

Simon Critchley talks power, politics and the problem of nihilism with Tom Cutterham

Teenage hobo junkie vampires

Tom Cutterham examines the serious side of an indie bestseller

Banter and Posthumousness

Cherwell asks Lars Iyer some questions about his debut novel, Spurious, and the relationship between fiction and philosophy

Everything and Nothing

Cherwell reviews A Book for All and None, the literary debut from Clare Morgan, course director of the Oxford MSt in Creative Writing

Review: Spurious

Tom Cutterham finds out it's still grim up North after reviewing Spurious, Lars Iyer's first novel derived from his blog of the same name

Romantic Moderns

Cherwell meets the author of Romantic Moderns, Alexandra Harris


It’s just one year until the Mayan apocalypse, but for those who take their eschatology with more of a modern twist, Cherwell finds some interesting new books on their way.

Christmas Poems: Tom Cutterham reads ‘Stealing’

Tom Cutterham reads from Carol Ann Duffy's 'Stealing,' anthologised by AQA for


Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off