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, March 13, 2013

A LIFE Less Ordinary: Kate Atkinson at Dun Laoghaire

I was something of a latecomer to Kate Atkinson’s work, only discovering her with STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG, but that book by itself was enough to persuade me that she’s a writer worth taking very seriously indeed. She’s currently promoting her latest tome, LIFE AFTER LIFE – which has just been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction – and will be appearing in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, March 24th. To wit:
Kate Atkinson was one of the stars of the 2010 Mountains to Sea Book Festival and we’re delighted to welcome her back to Dun Laoghaire. Already garnering rave advance notices, her new novel, LIFE AFTER LIFE, poses the intriguing question, What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.
  Kate Atkinson will be interviewed by Sinead Gleeson, by the way, who was in the chair to interview Daniel Woodrell and yours truly at the Mountains to Sea Festival last year.
  For all the details of Kate Atkinson’s appearance, including how to book tickets, clickety-click here

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