Thursday June 4, 2020

Ambitious debut that’s well travelled but not worldly-wise

Restless Souls is the debut of an ambitious writer who is sure to grow in interesting ways

11th March, 2018
Dan Sheehan: a writer likely to grow in interesting ways

FICTION: Restless Souls, By Dan Sheehan, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €17.95

In a brief letter appended to the publisher’s proof of Restless Souls, Dan Sheehan discusses the twinned inspirations behind his debut novel. The first story the Ireland-born, New York-dwelling writer wanted to tell “was that of Sarajevo, Bosnia’s cosmopolitan capital city”, which was, of course, besieged by Bosnian Serb forces from April 1992 to February 1996 (the longest siege of a city in...

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