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End of year praise for RED SKY IN MORNING

Red Sky in Morning has been chosen as a book of the year on a number of newspapers’ end-of-year best book lists.

The Toronto Star included it in its end of year round-up, saying: “In a recent essay for the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks argues that the globalization of the novel has meant that less stylistically challenging work tends to get rewarded. Embracing Celtic vernacular to spectacular effect in this 19th-century cat-and-mouse tale set between Ireland and Pennsylvania, Lynch may be the exception that proves Parks’ rule.

Meanwhile, in The Irish Times, both Colm Tóibín and Donal Ryan picked RED SKY IN MORNING as one of their books of the year. Says Ryan, “Paul Lynch combines wonderfully inventive use of language and cinematic vision in Red Sky in Morning (Quercus) to create a startlingly original page-turner.”

The book also features in the end-of-year best lists in the Irish Independent and the Sunday Business Post. John Boland in the Irish Independent says of RED SKY IN MORNING, that “the luxuriant language of this debut novel makes its presence felt”.

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