Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch’s first novels Red Sky in Morning (2013) and The Black Snow (2014) revealed the author to be quite simply a master of language and rhythm. He won France's Prix Libr'à Nous for Best Foreign Novel and was a finalist for the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize). Tonight, he launches the French translation of his new novel, Grace, published by Albin Michel. An epic coming-of-age novel, it is a poetic and intimate evocation of the Irish famine from the perspective of a fourteen- year old girl.

"Grace is a story of ghosts but it isn't a ghost story. Grace is a story of the Great Famine, but it's not narrowly political. Grace is a tale of misery, but it's not a misery memoir. Lynch is a sure-footed tightrope walker....his lush, poetic prose deliberately and painfully acts as a foil to the reality of the famine."
(The New York Times Book Review)

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