Fergus O'Connell is a world-renowned business management expert who has lectured at a number of universities across the world. His non-fiction title, Simply Brilliant, was runner-up in the WH Smith Book Awards 2002, and his debut novel Call the Swallow was shortlisted for the 2002 Irish Fiction Prize and nominated for the Sunday Independent Novel of the Year.
As much as The Paradise Ghetto is about the Holocaust, it is also a story about writing: the power of immersing oneself into the act, and the haven it provides, even in the most hellish places on earth ... This novel takes the Holocaust experience from victim to creator, to the degree possible under those oppressive circumstances. This inspiring message is one I greatly appreciate. * The Jerusalem Post *