Paul Lynch was born in 1977 and lives in Dublin. He was the chief film critic of Ireland's Sunday Tribune newspaper from 2007-2011. He has written regularly for the Sunday Times on film and has also written for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, the Irish Daily Mail and Film Ireland. Red Sky in Morning is his first novel.
'Lynch has a sensational gift ... inherited from the likes of
Cormac McCarthy, Sebastian Barry and Daniel Woodrell. He is a
writer to watch out for, staking a bid for a territory all his own'
Colum McCann. * Colum McCann *
'Classic storytelling, rough and haunted people and the times that made them, powerfully conjured, written in language that demands attention. Lynch is bardic, given to sly and inspired word selections, with his own sprung rhythms and angled, stark musicality' Daniel Woodrell. * Daniel Woodrell *
'A compulsive read ... will attract attention for its singular language - a combination of the poetic and the vicious - as well as for its shocking subject matter' Irish Times. * Irish Times *
'A compulsive read ... A combination of the poetic and the vicious. It unabashedly uses a 21st century sensibility to subvert the conventions of the 'historical' novel' Irish Times. * Irish Times *
'This book makes the literary synapses spark and burn ... A signal masterpiece' Sebastian Barry. * Sebastian Barry *
'Lynch's startling, evocative prose veers closer to poetry ... This novel is a wonderful achievement' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *
'Lynch's book is a beautifully etched and colourfully told drama' Sunday Business Post (Dublin). * Sunday Business Post (Dublin) *