Paul Murray

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Top 10 books about boarding school
From Evelyn Waugh to Molesworth, novels set in these places of privilege are microcosmic studies of oppression and rebellion

James Scudamore

18, Mar, 2020 @12:18 PM

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Wodehouse prize for comic fiction declares joint winners
Award named after much-loved author shared between Hannah Rothschild, for The Improbability of Love, and Paul Murray, for The Mark and the Void

Alison Flood

25, May, 2016 @6:01 AM

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The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray – review
The follow-up to Skippy Dies is a playful, sometimes chilling farce set in an Irish investment bank

Stephanie Cross

21, Feb, 2016 @10:30 AM

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Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction
From Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell to Goldsmith’s prize winner Kevin Barry, more and more writers are adopting this way of storytelling to bring immediacy and intimacy to their work

Richard Lea

21, Nov, 2015 @10:00 AM

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A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction
Dynamic, radical, often female … Irish fiction is flourishing. Gone is the conservative writing – all nostalgia and sexual repression – of the Celtic Tiger years. The writers of the new wave are original and bold

Justine Jordan

17, Oct, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The Mark and the Void review – Paul Murray’s witty take on the Celtic Tiger
An ill-conceived bank job provides the backdrop to a wonderful, unashamedly clever study of capitalism, art, and writing itself, says Edward Docx

Edward Docx

09, Aug, 2015 @10:00 AM

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The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray review – messy, profound and hilarious
The followup to Skippy Dies is a tricksy post-crash comedy set among bankers and chancers in a Dublin on the verge of collapse

Alex Clark

22, Jul, 2015 @5:30 AM

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Paul Murray: ‘How the banks got rich off poor people would be a painful read without comedy’
The book interview: The author of Skippy Dies and The Mark and the Void talks about Ireland’s boom and bust, having David Cameron as a fan and why funny novels are best

Nicholas Wroe

11, Jul, 2015 @9:00 AM

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One for the Trouble, published by Book Slam – review
Hari Kunzru and Simon Armitage are among the contributors to London literary night Book Slam's impressive collection of short stories, writes Alice Fisher

Alice Fisher

15, Jan, 2012 @12:04 AM

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David Cameron: summer reading includes high and lowbrow books

Nicholas Watt: Top of David Cameron's summer reading list is the novel Skippy Dies, a comic account of life at a Dublin Catholic public school

Nicholas Watt

03, Aug, 2011 @4:58 PM

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My hero: David Lynch by Paul Murray

My hero: Paul Murray on David Lynch

Paul Murray

13, Aug, 2010 @11:05 PM

Extract: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
In this extract from Paul Murray's Booker-longlisted novel, Skippy Dies, Howard looks out over an unruly class as the end of school approaches

Paul Murray

06, Aug, 2010 @8:56 AM

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