“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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Culture Night

I’m delighted to be taking part in Culture Night on Friday, September 20th, when I will be giving a talk at Blessington Library in Wicklow about the business of writing, and chatting about the whys and wherefores of my latest tome, THE LAMMISTERS, which will be published in November by No Alibis Press. Quoth the blurb elves:
Join us in Blessington Library in conversation with Declan Burke about his new book The Lammisters, a comic novel, which will be published by No Alibis Press in November 2019. Declan Burke is from Sligo but currently lives in County Wicklow. He is an author, editor and journalist and has also taught courses in crime fiction writing with the Irish Writers Centre. In 2017 he was appointed a UNESCO/Dublin City Libraries writer-in-residence. Declan will appeal to a broad audience, if you are an avid crime fiction reader or follower of Irish fiction don’t miss this event.
  The event is free to attend, although you need to book in advance. For all the details, clickety-click here

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