Please join the Queen’s University Belfast Postgraduate Book Club in online discussion with Joseph O’Neill on 14 September 5-6pm on MS Teams.
As this event follows the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we will be chatting about Netherland , the events unfolding in Afghanistan at present, as well as more general conversation about craft and inspiration. There will be a Q & A and attendees can send in a question on registration or ask one during the event.
Joseph O’Neill is the author of This Is the Life, The Breezes, Netherland, The Dog, Blood-Dark Track: A Family History, and Good Trouble: Stories. His fourth novel The Dog (2014) was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, while the Economist and the Irish Times named Blood-Dark Track a 2008 book of the year.
His 2008 masterpiece, Netherland, featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was called “the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most desolate work of fiction we’ve yet had about life in New York and London after the World Trade Center fell.” The novel was highly praised by former US President Barack Obama and was the recipient of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the 2009 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. The novel tells the story of two émigrés finding home in New York after the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001.
NB: Participants will only be added to the Team if they are registered.
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