Chairperson: Eibhear Walshe
‘Haddon floats insights – sculpted, delicate and precise as origami – on currents of offbeat wit.’ Sunday Herald
Get the inside track on one of the most keenly awaited books of the year in the company of the BAFTA-winning author, illustrator, screenwriter and playwright.
Mark Haddon is a master at revealing the extraordinary behind the ordinary. In his bestselling, Whitbread-winning breakthrough, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, he famously penetrated the closed-off mind of a young boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. In A Spot of Bother he inhabited the fractured psyche of a dignified retiree trying to go insane politely. Now in his new novel, The Red House, he navigates the inner landscapes of an entire family and disturbs the dust motes of their hidden lives.
In a remote Welsh valley, eight people are thrown together – four adults and four children, a single family and all of them strangers. But in the quiet and stillness of the Red House, ghosts soon begin to rise up… Told with characteristic humour and acute observation, Red House is another insightful portrait of human lives from a consummate storyteller.