Emma Cline

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Top 10 novels about toxic friendships | Charlotte Northedge
Complex attachments mixing intimacy and deception can decide whole lives, and have inspired novelists from William Thackeray to Elena Ferrante

Charlotte Northedge

16, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Emma Cline: ‘Reading anything because you “should” doesn’t make sense to me’
The author on books that inspire a ‘slight hallucinatory vibe’ in her own writing, the wonders of Richard Scarry, and rereading Jeffrey Eugenides

Emma Cline

09, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Daddy by Emma Cline review – among the hollow men
Cline’s follow-up to her notorious debut, The Girls, explores the insecurities of powerful people in a post-#MeToo world

Holly Williams

01, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Emma Cline: 'We are forced to imagine what’s going on in the minds of men'
The author of The Girls talks about Weinstein, weathering a plagiarism allegation and her new short story collection, Daddy

Hadley Freeman

28, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

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From Donna Tartt to Irvine Welsh: 10 great novels about friendship
Urban junkies, competitive mothers, adolescent girls caught in the world of Charles Manson ... Lara Feigel picks her 10 favourites

Lara Feigel

04, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 books about cults | Claire McGlasson
From fiction by Margaret Atwood to Haruki Murakami’s reportage, novelist Claire McGlasson picks favourite accounts of these ambitious, dangerous sects

Claire McGlasson

19, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 teenage friendships in fiction |
From Great Expectations’s Pip and Estella to My Brilliant Friend’s Elena and Lina, these volatile years have inspired many brilliant novels

Kate Hamer

29, May, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Top 10 cliques in fiction
From the droogs in A Clockwork Orange to Donna Tartt’s murderous classicists in The Secret History, these intense friendships often involve bullying, rivalry and obsession

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

29, Aug, 2018 @2:19 PM

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Emma Cline's ex-boyfriend's copyright claim dismissed
Chaz Reetz-Laiolo had alleged that her bestselling debut novel The Girls stole from his writings

Alison Flood

03, Jul, 2018 @3:02 PM

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Bestselling books of 2017: the top 100
While women dominate the charts, it’s been the year of the comeback kings: Philip Pullman, Jamie Oliver, Margaret Atwood …

John Dugdale

30, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Emma Cline’s plagiarism suit – just another story of a man acting terribly
The Girls author’s ex-boyfriend claims the bestseller was based in part on his emails. Our style expert in her weekly column asks, is this the latest example of men thinking women owe them it all?

Hadley Freeman

04, Dec, 2017 @1:04 PM

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Emma Cline: ‘It was exhausting, even in fiction, to remember being a teenager’
The California writer on her acclaimed novel The Girls, the intrigue of short stories and why she doesn’t own a smartphone

Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

21, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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