Turning a drab journey into a tour de force
David Park, the quiet man of Irish writing has deftly got on with building up a remarkable oeuvre of superbly crafted fiction, each novel constructed without pyrotechnics or any dilution of his sparse, lyrical and clear-headed prose
Fiction: Travelling in a Strange Land, By David Park, Bloomsbury, €16.45
The nature of the literary news cycle is that it can often be dependent on the newsworthiness of the latest debut or next-big-thing author to be subjected to a bidding war at the Frankfurt Book Fair: authors of undoubted potential who sometimes thrive but, equally, can vanish under the weight of expectations on inexperienced shoulders.
David Park is an interesting contrast in...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
TV review: Detecting the dead hand of De Valera in old traumas
A new RTÉ documentary shed light on the involvement of Éamon de Valera’s son in the illegal adoptions of the past
Appetite for Distraction: our home entertainment picks
Your weekly guide to the best podcasts, streamed TV and video games
Radio review: A sobering reminder of the devastating effects of Covid on the arts world
The unique challenges faced by those who work in the live arts emerged this week, as well-known figures such as Rory O’Neill and Celine Byrne described the losses they have suffered