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The Premonition by Michael Lewis review – a pandemic story
The Big Short author tackles the US handling of Covid and the ‘superhero’ scientists who tried to save the day

Mark O’Connell

05, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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I literally wrote the book on apocalypses. I never thought it would pan out like this
What happened to the bunkers, and the descent into cannibalism? For the luckier among us, Covid has marked a half-assed end of the world

Mark O’Connell

03, Apr, 2021 @11:59 AM

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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood review – life in the Twittersphere
In her much-anticipated debut novel, the author of Priestdaddy seeks to skewer the horror and absurdity of being extremely online

Mark O’Connell

12, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘A managerial Mephistopheles’: inside the mind of Jeff Bezos
The long read: The Amazon founder’s relentless quest for ‘customer ecstasy’ made him one of the world’s richest people – now he’s looking to the unlimited resources of space. Is he the genius our age of consumerism deserves?

Mark O’Connell

03, Feb, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Normality is now a luxury only the rich can afford | Mark O'Connell
The Covid pandemic has inexorably changed most people’s lives – but not those of the wealthy elite such as Kim Kardashian, says writer Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell

09, Nov, 2020 @9:59 AM

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A letter to my post-lockdown self: ‘Keep listening to the birds’
Author Bernardine Evaristo, broadcaster Hugh Pym, playwright James Graham and more pen letters to themselves, to be opened in May 2021

James Graham, Bernardine Evaristo, Julian Baggini, Mark O’Connell , Helen Ward, Hugh Pym

23, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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A book that changed me: the elusive perfection of For the Time Being | Mark O'Connell
Annie Dillard’s 1975 book taught me, a non-believer, that religion can access deeper truths, says the Dublin-based writer Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell

06, Apr, 2020 @10:01 AM

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Splendid isolation: how I stopped time by sitting in a forest for 24 hours
The long read: My life seemed to be getting busier, faster: I felt constantly short of time – so I stepped outside it for a day and a night and did nothing

Mark O’Connell

24, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Pictures of the world on fire won’t shock us for much longer | Mark O’Connell
The Australia bushfire photos are already hardening hearts towards those in the midst of it, says Dublin-based writer Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell

13, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Michael Gove is the political horror show that chills my soul | Mark O’Connell
There are worse politicians. But no one else inspires such existential dread, says the writer Mark O’Connell

Mark O'Connell

29, Nov, 2019 @3:23 PM

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James Joyce’s words haunt Dublin. It doesn’t need his bones | Mark O’Connell
If the writer’s remains were repatriated, they would be one more tourist trap in a city fast becoming a cultural wasteland, says Dublin-based author Mark O’Connell

Mark O'Connell

23, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells review – our terrifying future
Enough to induce a panic attack ... a brutal portrait of climate change and our future lives on Earth. But we have the tools to avoid it

Mark O'Connell

27, Feb, 2019 @7:30 AM

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