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Rich narrative from an Irish writer to watch

Fiction: Last Night On Earth. By Kevin Maher. Little, Brown, €17.60. Reviewed by Kevin Power

22nd April, 2015
Despite its patchwork of varying styles, Kevin Maher’s second book has a light touch

Irish-born author Kevin Maher’s 2013 debut The Fields earned him comparisons with everyone from Patrick McCabe to Paul Murray to Edward St Aubyn to Roddy Doyle. A black comedy set in 1980s Dublin and London, The Fields announced the arrival of a writer of large ambition, and was correspondingly well-received. Now Maher – who works as a columnist and film critic for the Times in London – returns with his follow-up, Last Night On Earth....

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