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Billy O'Callaghan

Ireland (b.1974)

Billy O'Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974, and is the author of three short story collections: In Exile and In Too Deep (2008 and 2009 respectively, both published by Mercier Press), and The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind (2013, published by New Island Books), which was honoured with a Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award and which has been selected as Cork's 'One City, One Book' for 2017.
His first novel, The Dead House, was published by Brandon Books, an imprint of O'Brien Press, in May 2017.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
   The Dead House (2017)
   My Coney Island Baby (2019)
   Life Sentences (2021)
   The Paper Man (2023)
Novellas and Short Stories
Billy O'Callaghan recommends
Lark Ascending (2022)
Silas House
"With Lark Ascending, the gifted Silas House has, with the most deft and masterful touches, forged a quite terrifying and all-too-plausible glimpse of our near future and somehow imbued it with almost impossible quantities of poetry and humanity. A gripping story of endurance, suffering and loss, but also of overwhelming love, loyalty and hope, the result is a hugely impressive feat of the imagination . . . A beautiful, haunting piece of work, and a compulsive read."
The Spirit Engineer (2021)
A J West
"The Spirit Engineer is a delight of a debut, an atmospheric and entirely gripping chiller that calls to mind the best of M.R. James and E.F. Benson, without in any way paling in comparison."
White City (2021)
Kevin Power
"With the brilliant Bad Day in Blackrock back in 2008, Kevin Power more than earned his standing as one of our most prodigious talents. It's been a while, and anticipation for new work has been high, but White City – wild and beautiful, a whole addictive and breathlessly compelling world squeezed between these covers – has been worth every minute of the wait. A magnificent novel from a writer who is soaring to the most spectacular heights."

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