“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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Creative Writing: ‘The Art of Murder’ at the IWC

I’m delighted to be hosting ‘The Art of Murder’ at the Irish Writers’ Centre this summer, an eight-week course focusing on the crime novel which starts on May 8th. Quoth the blurb elves:
From the whodunit to domestic noir, private eyes to comedy capers, police procedurals to serial killers, the crime / mystery genre is a very broad church. ‘The Simple Art of Murder’ is an eight-week course covering those elements integral to all novels – plot and character, language, voice and setting – while paying particular attention to those aspects of the crime / mystery novel which make it the most popular genre in the world. This practical course will involve weekly assignments and interactive feedback, and will provide aspiring writers with an overview of the crime fiction genre and the means by which they can adapt their unique skills to the genre’s demands.
  For all the details, including how to book, clickety-click here

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