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Joe Dunthorne


Joe Dunthorne at the Cork International Short Story Festival

Photo © Angus Muir

Reading Wednesday, 19 September with Mike McCormack @ 9.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork


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Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Cork’s sister city, Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, was translated into fifteen languages and adapted into an award-winning film. He was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and has been a judge for the BBC National Short Story Award. His second novel, Wild Abandon, is out now.

“It is 60 years since JD Salinger invented teenage anxiety. The voice of the fragile Glass family and Holden Caulfield - damaged, precocious, confessional, self-obsessed, wearing irony against the emptiness of things - persists as about the most influential rhetoric of our lives: you can't imagine Morrissey or MySpace without it. It is, therefore, remarkable how much genuine life and surprise Joe Dunthorne brings to it in his perfectly pitched debut novel Submarine.” The Guardian



Author Links


Joe Dunthorne home page

Review of Wild Abandon in the Washington Post

Interview with Dunthorne at Bookslut literary blog




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