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    • ISBN:9781780879192
    • Publication date:06 Mar 2014

Red Sky in Morning

By Paul Lynch

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Biographical Notes

Paul Lynch was born in 1977 and lives in Dublin. He was the chief film critic of Ireland's Sunday Tribune newspaper from 2007-2011. He has written regularly for the Sunday Times on film and has also written for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, the Irish Daily Mail and Film Ireland.

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  • ISBN: 9781780879178
  • Publication date: 25 Apr 2013
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: riverrun
'A compulsive read ... A combination of the poetic and the vicious. It unabashedly uses a 21st century sensibility to subvert the conventions of the 'historical' novel' Irish Times. — Irish Times
'A wonderful achievement. A thrilling plot is expressed in the most beautiful, idiosyncratic style. It is certainly the most promising of new dawns' Sunday Times. — Sunday Times
'Inspired by a true story and written in lyrical yet accessible prose, this accomplished novel marks Lynch out as a writer to watch' Irish Times. — Irish Times
'Paul Lynch has a sensational gift for a sentence, inherited from the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Sebastian Barry and Daniel Woodrell. He is a writer to watch out for, staking a bid for a territory all his own' Colum McCann, author of Let The Great World Spin. — Colum McCann
'Classic storytelling, rough and haunted people and the times that made them, powerfully conjured, written in language that demands attention. Lynch is bardic, given to sly and inspired word selections, with his own sprung rhythms and angled, stark musicality' Daniel Woodrell. — Daniel Woodrell
'Lynch's book is a beautifully etched and colourfully told drama' Sunday Business Post (Dublin). — Sunday Business Post (Dublin)
'Paul Lynch's writing is full of dark invention and brutal beauty. A raw and audacious talent which grips Irish writing by the neck' Hugo Hamilton, author of The Speckled People. — Speckled People
'This book makes the literary synapses spark and burn. Forged in his own new and wonderful language, Paul Lynch reaches to the root, branch and bole of things, and unfurls a signal masterpiece' Sebastian Barry. — Sebastian Barry
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