“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.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The NOIR-WEST Passage

Editor James Martyn Joyce gets in touch to tell us about NOIR BY NOIR-WEST (Arlen House), a collection of short stories out of the West of Ireland that has already staked a strong claim to title of the year. To wit:
NOIR BY NOIR-WEST presents new short fiction by 30 of Ireland’s best established and emerging writers; stories filled with menace and intrigue, with wit, wind and rain.
  From small town streets in millennium Ireland to the frontline trenches of World War 1, these stories represent a new departure in Irish literature, with contributions by Galway writers including: Mike McCormack, Órfhlaith Foyle, Ken Bruen, Geraldine Mills, Kernan Andrews, Cristina Galvin, Des Kenny and Celia de Fréine.
  For all the details, clickety-click here

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