GHOST LIGHT by Joseph O'Connor, released as MUSE in France, is shortlisted for the Prix Femina Étranger in France. This prestigious award was established in 1904 by twenty-two writers and the winner is chosen by an exclusively female jury. Other authors shortlisted include Eleanor Catton, Francisco Goldman and David Grossman. REDEMPTION FALLS was also nominated for this award in 2007. The winner for this year's prize will be announced on 21 October, and the awards ceremony will take place on 7 November.
GHOST LIGHT, is published by Phébus in France and Harvill Secker in the UK and by twelve other publishers around the world. Joseph O'Connor has received wide acclaim for this novel both overseas and in the UK.
Praise for Joseph O'Connor:
'One of the best novelists of the Irish 'nouvelle vague'.'-- Le Quotidien Jurassien
'… a magnificent book… A brilliant, gentle and terribly poignant novel.' -- Le Temps