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Friday, August 22, 2008

Another one of those unique writers

Matthew Quick's fiction debut, featured in Publishers Weekly on June 30, 2008, featured the following accolade from his publisher Sarah Crichton: "Quick has this buoyant, one-of-a-kind voice that is unlike any voice I've read. I just kept thinking 'Nick Hornby'. Pat Peoples remains me of the boy in A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Quick takes you inside his head..."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Penguin have scheduled the mass-market paperback of THE GROUNDS for 4 January 2007. An auspicious day in my personal life: our 33rd wedding anniversary. I'm one of the Irish generation that married young. Very young. Too young, some said. Too late now....

I don't regret a minute of it. Would do it again if she'd have me.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, I'm enhancing my two sites : and -- the latter being the web offering of the fictional university featuring in THE GROUNDS. Oddly enough, a presumably real librarian on the web claims to have visited the King's College Dublin campus, while one London lawyer is described as a graduate of the place. Life has a way of catching up with Art....

The Cormac Millar site has recently gained a listing of some three dozen Irish crime writers. Advertising my competitors? Why not. There's plenty of room for talent.