“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TV Or Not TV

Jane Casey was on ye olde Twittere yesterday, claiming that the last time she was on TV3’s Ireland AM programme, she was grinning like some kind of loon. I’d have had said she was smiling as mysteriously as Mona Lisa, but what do I know? Anyway, Jane was back on Ireland AM yesterday morning, to talk about her latest offering, THE RECKONING, this part of Ireland AM’s series of interviews with the nominees on the shortlist for the Irish Book Awards crime fiction list, which the programme sponsors.
  You can find Jane’s interview at the link here, and Ireland AM have also very kindly cached the interviews with all the other nominees, including Casey Hill, William Ryan and yours truly, with Alan Glynn’s turn in the spotlight coming this morning.
  Meanwhile, anyone interested in voting for any of the nominees - which also includes Benjamin Black - can do so by clickety-clicking here

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