Joseph O'Connor's GHOST LIGHT is back at no
1 in the Irish paperback sales charts. The month long GHOST LIGHT 'One
City, One Book' project has Dublin's streets adorned with GHOST LIGHT
posters and the books are on display in bookshops all over the city,
with events taking place throughout April.
GHOST LIGHT has also been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. The winner will be announced on June 18 at the Borders Book Festival and will receive £25,000.
GHOST LIGHT is published by Harvill Secker and Vintage in the UK and
Farrar, Straus & 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
Praise for GHOST LIGHT:
'As I read GHOST LIGHT, I found myself going more and more slowly, because I didn't want to miss a single sentence. I found myself calling friends and reading passages aloud to them over the phone. This is a rare experience indeed. It is a rare and wonderful book.' -- Michael Cunningham, author of THE HOURS
'A brilliant novel.' -- Joseph O'Neill, author of NETHERLAND
'I can't think of any book I've read recently which has so enthralled me and worked at every single level. GHOST LIGHT is a wonder.' -- Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize and on Sky Books Programme, Sky TV