“Declan Burke is his own genre. The Lammisters dazzles, beguiles and transcends. Virtuoso from start to finish.” – Eoin McNamee “This bourbon-smooth riot of jazz-age excess, high satire and Wodehouse flamboyance is a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.” – Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019 “This rapid-fire novel deserves a place on any bookshelf that grants asylum to PG Wodehouse, Flann O’Brien or Kyril Bonfiglioli.” – Eoin Colfer, Guardian Best Books of the Year 2019 “The funniest book of the year.” – Sunday Independent “Declan Burke is one funny bastard. The Lammisters ... conducts a forensic analysis on the anatomy of a story.” – Liz Nugent “Burke’s exuberant prose takes centre stage … He plays with language like a jazz soloist stretching the boundaries of musical theory.” – Totally Dublin “A mega-meta smorgasbord of inventive language ... linguistic verve not just on every page but every line.Irish Times “Above all, The Lammisters gives the impression of a writer enjoying himself. And so, dear reader, should you.” – Sunday Times “A triumph of absurdity, which burlesques the literary canon from Shakespeare, Pope and Austen to Flann O’Brien … The Lammisters is very clever indeed.” – The Guardian

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Audio: the Festival du Polar Irelandais Noir Emeraude

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a body of Irish crime writers – including Jane Casey, Liz Nugent, Eoin McNamee, Declan Hughes and Alex Barclay – were off to Paris to take part in the Festival du Polar Irlandais Noire Emeraude at the Irish Cultural Institute. The Institute has now uploaded the audio of the various events and discussions to its YouTube channel; one such, the ‘Whydunit’ panel featuring Jane Casey, Declan Hughes, Liz Nugent and yours truly, comes below.
  For the rest of the weekend’s audio, clickety-click here

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