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Paul’s progress

Paul Murray’s second book had to endure a long and somewhat tortuous gestation, but he feels the work is all the stronger for it

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

27th February, 2010

When Paul Murray was a creative writing student at the University of East Anglia in 2000, he got a visit from his friend, the Irish writer John Boyne. At the time, Boyne had not yet written the novel that would make his name and his fortune, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - and Murray had published no novels at all.

They went to the cinema to see Wonder Boys, in which Michael Douglas stars as...

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