Friday, May 29, 2009

Top prize for Irish novel loved by Obama
By John Spain, Books Editor,
Thursday May 28 2009

A novel by an Irish writer that has US President Barack Obama among its fans has scooped the top award at the Listowel Writers Week Festival.
'Netherland' by Joseph O'Neill, which took the main prize of €15,000, is set in New York. The book's central theme revolves around cricket, marriage, immigrant communities and living in a post-9/11 world.

Earlier review on this blog.

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