Joseph O'Connor is currently on tour in America ahead of the US publication of GHOST LIGHT next month. The first leg of the tour in Washington has been a great success with many more events still to come. A reading and reception at the Irish Embassy in Washington was full to capacity, during which copies of GHOST LIGHT were sold out. Events in the capital have included two dinners at the Winter Institute.
The American tour will coincide with GHOST LIGHT's US publication by Farrar, Straus & Giroux on 1st of February. The tour will continue with events in Iowa City, Seattle, Portland, Corte Madera, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City next month. For more information, please see click here.
Praise for GHOST LIGHT:
'O'Connor's prose in his portrait of Molly's diminishing life is lyrical. Like the theatrical superstition that gives the novel its title, Synge's spectral presence haunts the story ... O'Connor has created a credible, moving story that derives much of its appeal from the way it transcends the particulars of their biographies to tell a universal tale of love and loss.' -- Bookpage
'It's a haunting story, and O'Connor has a writerly touch ... he knows how to tell a rousing story.' -- The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities (online)
'When I think of GHOST LIGHT, the words climb over each other to be first in the queue: brilliant, beautiful, exhilarating, heartbreaking, masterly. It's that good.' -- Roddy Doyle