Monday, May 30, 2022
The New York Times review of The Island
the NYT review of The Island is hilarous...the reviewer begins by HATING the very concept of the book, the very idea of it... and then, little by little... well, you'll see:
MORE ABOUT ME:
I'm an author with The Story Factory. My literary and film agent is Shane Salerno.
I was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. After studying philosophy at Oxford University I emigrated to New York City where I lived in Harlem for 7 years working in bars, bookstores, building sites. In 2001 I moved to Denver, Colorado where I taught high school English and started writing fiction. I lived in Oz for 10 years from 2008 - 2018 in the beautiful suburb of St Kilda. In 2019 I moved back to NYC.
My first full length novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, was optioned by Universal Pictures and appeared on several best of the year lists.
I'm probably best known for my Sean Duffy series of detective novel set in Belfast during the Troubles. Those books have won the Edgar Award, Ned Kelly Award, Barry Award, Anthony Award, Audie Award etc.
I have a new standalone coming out in 2019 called The Chain...