Joseph O'Connor's American tour to coincide with Farrar, Straus and Giroux's publication of GHOST LIGHT has got off to a successful start. The 10-city tour, complemented by a great media line-up, has amassed wonderful advance praise for the novel. The first leg of the tour in Washington included two events: one a dinner for independent booksellers at the Winter Institute, and a standing-room only event at the Irish Embassy.
The tour will continue on Monday 14 February with events scheduled in Iowa City, Seattle, Portland, Corte Madera, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City. For more information, please see click here.
GHOST LIGHT is Dublin's One City/One Book in April this year and in conjunction, sister city San Jose, CA, will do Big Read outreach, highlighting the book in their libraries, posting reviews of the novel and suggesting it as a book club selection for their 19 locations with fiction club.
US praise for GHOST LIGHT:
'GHOST LIGHT is O'Connor's vivid and sometimes visionary reimagining of the love affair between Molly Allgood and the Irish dramatist John Millington Synge ... In GHOST LIGHT, O'Connor allows himself to ride the wave of Irish eloquence.' -- New York Times Book Review
'Forbidden love, humor, and O'Connor's attention to the sentence highly recommend this.' -- Library Journal, starred review