Praise for Declan Burke: “Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “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, April 25, 2007

Another Angel Gets Her Wings: Susan Aldous Takes Off

They're churning 'em out thick 'n' fast over at Maverick House, the latest being The Angel of Bang Kwang Prison, by Susan Aldous, which is co-written by Dublin freelance writer Nicola Pierce. Aussie Aldous, a self-confessed hell-raiser in her youth, now devotes her time to the 'thousands of prisoners wasting away in Thailand's squalid prisons'. Which is nice ... Tap-dance across this, media-types, to arrange an interview with the author; the rest of you can jump here for an extract from the book.

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