Friday October 30, 2020

It’s not cricket

Joseph O’Neill made his literary name with the post-9/11 cricket novel Netherland, but his follow-up The Dog transports the reader to a very different time and place: the gleaming desert artifice of Dubai

15th January, 2015

Joseph O’Neill might have spent most of his life living away from Ireland, but the Netherland author still considers any trip to Ireland a kind of homecoming. “I’ve always thought of myself as Irish,” O’Neill says, over tea in Dublin. “Even though I’ve lived abroad all my life. Because I was Irish, first of all.”

Although O’Neill lives in New York and spent...

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