“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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Crime Writing Workshop: Jane Casey

Jane Casey (right) – the award-winning and bestselling author of the Maeve Kerrigan series of novels – hosts a crime writing workshop at the Waterford Writers’ Weekend entitled ‘How to Kill Strangers for Fun and Profit’. To wit:
Characters are the engine that drives the plot. This workshop explores ways to create and develop believable characters using description, dialogue and action. It includes practical exercises for new and experienced writers, discussion of what makes a good series character and what makes a good villain, and a Q&A session.
  The workshop takes place in Everett’s Restaurant in Waterford on October 28th. For all the details on how to book tickets, clickety-click here

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