“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, June 5, 2013

On Keeping It Real

Paul Lynch (RED SKY IN MORNING), Gavin Corbett (THIS IS THE WAY) and journalist / literary scout Sinead Gleeson discuss ‘The Real Story: The Challenges Facing New Authors and the Myths Surrounding Book Deals’ at the Irish Writers’ Centre on June 18. Should be a good session: Paul Lynch’s novel is a terrific debut, while Gavin Corbett won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year last week. For all the details, clickety-click here

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