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Mike McCormack

Ireland (b.1965)

Mike McCormack made a name for himself as a punky renegade. His first book, the story collection Getting It in the Head, appeared in the mid-1990s; McCormack’s febrile, brutalist, sci-fi-enhanced aesthetic must have looked aberrant in an Irish literary culture that was even more trenchantly conservative then than it is now. His talents were recognised nonetheless – he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature – and an older, wiser McCormack now presents us with his fifth book, and first novel since 2007’s Notes from a Coma.

Genres: Mystery
   Crowe's Requiem (1998)
   Notes from a Coma (2005)
   Solar Bones (2016)
   This Plague of Souls (2023)
   Getting It in the Head (1996)
   Forensic Songs (2012)
Mike McCormack recommends
Orbital (2023)
Samantha Harvey
"A gorgeous song of praise from on high, a hymn sung in starlight to celebrate mankind's courage and endeavour. And without preaching or speeching it also serves as a lyric reminder of all we might lose if we do not mend our ways."
The Temple House Vanishing (2020)
Rachel Donohue
"With clean prose, subtle characters and intrigue to keep the pages turning this is a hugely promising debut."

Anthologies containing stories by Mike McCormack
Best European Fiction 2013 (2012)
(Best European Fiction)
edited by
Aleksandar Hemon

Goldsmiths Prize Best Book winner (2016) : Solar Bones
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : Solar Bones
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book winner (2018) : Solar Bones

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