Thursday, July 24, 2014

Joseph O'Neill, TCK, Nominated for Man Booker Prize

Joseph O'Neill's "The Dog" has been nominated for this year's Man Booker Prize.  It will not be available in the US until September.

O'Neill is identified as "Irish," but his story is rather more complicated.

He was born in Ireland, of mixed Irish and Turkish ancestry.  He went to preschool in Turkey, then lived in Iran, Mozambique and Holland.  He went to college in England, and now lives in New York (The Writer and The Overseas Childhood 32).

O'Neill won the 2009 PEN/Faulkner award for Netherland.

As far as I can tell (having not seen it, never mind read it), "The Dog" involves expats from New York and elsewhere living in Dubai (a quintessentially bizarre expatriate hub).

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