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.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Write Stuff: Critical Mick Wants To See Bleeding Fingers, People

The weekly carrier pigeon arrived from Critical Mick this morning, panting hotfoot-ish in a most unpigeonly fashion with news about the Writing Show's 'First Chapter of a Novel' writing contest. There's prizes galore for everyone who makes a submission, apparently, including a guaranteed 750-word critique of your work. "Tell the people!" roared Critical Mick, and when Critical Mick says 'Jump!', we mumble, 'Through exactly how many hoops, sir?" Hey, if you knew Critical Mick like we know Critical Mick ...

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