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Paul Lynch

Ireland (b.1977)

Paul Lynch is the author of the critically acclaimed Irish novel RED SKY IN MORNING and has been hailed as a major new talent by authors such as Sebastian Barry, Colum McCann and Daniel Woodrell.

After a six-publisher bidding war, his debut novel RED SKY IN MORNING was published to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2013. It was an Book of the Month, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, a Huffington Post book of the week and The Daily Beasts Hot Read. It was featured on NPRs All Things Considered, where Lynch was hailed as a lapidary young master. It was also a book of the year in The Irish Times and The Irish Independent.

His second novel THE BLACK SNOW will be published on 6 March by Quercus in the UK and Ireland, and by Little, Brown in America in the winter of 2014. RED SKY IN MORNING will be will be published in French translation next April by Albin Michel.

Paul was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Donegal, and is now living in Dublin. He was the chief film critic of Irelands Sunday Tribune newspaper from 2007 to 2011, when the newspaper folded. He has written regularly for many Irish newspapers and has written regularly for The Sunday Times on film.

Colum McCann says Paul Lynch has a sensational gift for a sentence, while Red Sky in Morning has been hailed as a masterpiece by Sebastian Barry, classic storytelling by legendary US writer Daniel Woodrell, and a wonderful achievement by The Sunday Times.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical
New Books
August 2023

Prophet Song
   Red Sky in Morning (2013)
   The Black Snow (2014)
   Grace (2017)
   Beyond the Sea (2019)
   Prophet Song (2023)
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2018) : Grace

Paul Lynch recommends
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Bright Burning Things (2021)
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"A shattering portrait of the divided self. Bright Burning Things walks the razor's edge between addiction and recovery in prose that is searing, sensual and merciful."

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