with Alex Barclay, John Boyne and MJ Hyland
Alex Barclay is the author of Darkhouse, a dark and gritty thriller set in the US and in Ireland. Upon publication in the UK, Darkhouse went straight into The Sunday Times hardback top ten bestseller list. The sequel, The Caller, will be released in 2007.
"With no-hold, non-stop action moving seamlessly between north Texas, New York and Waterford, Barclay confidently delivers a knockout first novel." - Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent
John Boyne is a writer of fiction for both adults and younger readers. His novels include The Thief of Time (2000), The Congress of Rough Riders (2001) and Crippen (2004), shortlisted for the Sunday Independent / Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award. His most recent novel is The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which reached no.1 in the Irish and Australian bestseller charts. His new novel, Next of Kin, will be published in August.
"Boyne is currently the most historically and geographically venturesome of young Irish novelists" - The Irish Times
"The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is a book that lingers in the mind for quite some time. It is a subtle, calculatedly simple and ultimately moving story. For any age." - The Irish Times
"Certain to be one of the publishing sensations of 2006." - The Observer
M.J. Hyland was born in London in 1968 to Irish parents and spent her early childhood in Dublin. She now lives and works in Melbourne. Her short stories have been published in Australia, the USA and Ireland. An ex-lawyer, her first novel, How the Light Gets In was published to great acclaim in 2004. Her second novel Carry Me Down was published in April of this year.
"Expect to be blown away by M.J. Hyland." - The Guardian