GHOST LIGHT by Joseph O'Connor and THE MANGO ORCHARD by Robin Bayley have been chosen, along with four other titles, for Norfolk's 3-month reading programme Summer Reads 2011. The programme aims to encourage reading across Norfolk and to create reading communities that will allow readers to experience much more from a book than they normally would. Reader's events will take place throughout the summer including readings and events with the authors themselves. For more information on Summer Reads 2011, please click here.
GHOST LIGHT'S 'One City One Book' celebration in Dublin took place in April with great success, sending the novel back to no 1 in the paperback bestseller charts. GHOST LIGHT is shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. GHOST LIGHT is published by Harvill Secker and Vintage in the UK and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US. It has also been sold to Record (Brazil), VL Publishers (Bulgaria), Fraktura (Croatia), Phebus (France), Fischer (Germany), Ambo|Anthos (Holland), Guanda (Italy), Zvaigzne (Latvia), Dom Quixote (Portugal), Salamandra (Spain) and Norstedts (Sweden).
THE MANGO ORCHARD is published by Arrow in paperback and rights have been sold to Guerra & Paz in Portugal and Editura Allfa in Romania.
Praise for GHOST LIGHT:
'A brilliant novel.' -- Joseph O'Neill, author of NETHERLAND
'O'Connor's writing is compellingly beautiful and Molly is marvellously drawn. A captivating read.' -- Jane Housham, The Guardian
Praise for THE MANGO ORCHARD:
'THE MANGO ORCHARD...is a pure pleasure...It artfully weaves the
account of Bayley's journey with Arthur's, and the narrative builds to a
revelation that will leave only the most obdurate reader unmoved.' -- The Independent on Sunday
'This is a fine romance, in every sense of the word.' -- The Times