Catherine O’Flynn reads from and talks about her novels and the author’s life. Hosted by Dr Paul McDonald and introducing new novelist James Hannah.
Catherine O’Flynn is the author of three novels and the editor of a short story collection. Her debut, What Was Lost, won the 2008 Costa First Novel Award and she was named Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards. Her novels have been published in over 20 countries.
Catherine is a regular reviewer for The Guardian and guest on Radio 4’s Saturday Review. Her short stories and articles have appeared in Granta, Good Housekeeping, The Independent and on BBC Radio. Catherine has been described as ‘the JG Ballard of Birmingham…finding poetry and meaning where others see merely boredom and dereliction”.
James Hannah’s debut novel The A-Z of You And Me was published by Doubleday in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim (The Times: ‘absolutely bloody heartbreaking’) and was nominated for several literary prizes.