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Joseph O'Neill

Ireland (b.1964)

Joseph O'Neill was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1964 and grew up in Mozambique, South Africa, Iran, Turkey, and Holland. His previous works include the novels This is the Life and The Breezes, and the non-fiction book Blood-Dark Track, a family history centered on the mysterious imprisonment of both his grandfathers during World War II, which was an NYT Notable Book. He writes regularly for The Atlantic. He lives with his family in New York City."

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2008) : Netherland
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2009) : Netherland
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2010) : Netherland
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Dog
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Dog

Joseph O'Neill recommends
Not Untrue and Not Unkind (2009)
Ed O'Loughlin
"A fine, darkly authoratative novel."
I'm So Happy for You (2009)
Lucinda Rosenfeld
"Lucinda Rosenfeld has a written a funny, subversive, and altogether outstanding novel that will very likely seduce critics and many, many thousands of readers. I'm so happy for her."
Dear Money (2010)
Martha McPhee
"A skilled, always gripping satire of our foolish age."
Ghost Light (2010)
Joseph O'Connor
"A brilliant novel."
Swamplandia! (2011)
Karen Russell
"A wonderfully fertile novel by an unfairly talented writer."
The Idiot (2017)
Elif Batuman
"Elif Batuman's novel not only captures the storms and mysteries and comedies of youth but, in its wonderfully sensitive portrait of a young woman adventuring across languages and cultures, it brilliantly draws to our attention a modern politics of friendship. This is a remarkable book."
The Heirs (2017)
Susan Rieger
"What a sure-footed and unfoolable writer Susan Rieger is--and what a great book The Heirs is. Unstoppably entertaining and astute, it describes its characters--the charismatic fauna of old, upper class New York--with a strange, merciless sympathy. Wonderful stuff."
Kings County (2020)
David Goodwillie
"Goodwillie pins his characters to the page with a lepidopterist’s merciless affection—and then, by some trick of resuscitation, lets them fly in a Brooklyn that’s a kind of darkly miraculous forest populated by charismatic and errant fauna. Kings County is a thrilling and persuasive read."
Filthy Animals (2021)
Brandon Taylor
"Superb work by a writer of extraordinary psychological insight."

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