Paul Murray at Northeastern University
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26 Feb 2016— 26 Feb 2016

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Paul Murray at Northeastern University

90 Snell Library, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Irish author Paul Murray has been a regular feature of Northeastern’s Prof. Patrick Mullen’s Dialogue of Civilizations in Dublin, and now he is coming to visit Northeastern in Boston.  Paul is a comic writer whose award winning works are full of wit and subtly, slapstick and poignancy.  He has a cult following among Northeastern undergrads that started with his break out novel, Skippy Dies, which was long-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.  Paul will be sharing from his latest work, The Mark and the Void, which has been hailed as “a comic classic that cements his status as one of the most gifted novelists of his generation.”  

“If James Joyce was writing Ulysses today,” Paul, asks us, “where would he begin?” Here, cloaked in humor and modern events, is Murray’s answer and boldly, subtly, he’s doing something political in telling this story: He’s asking the reader to be his everyman. John Freeman, The Boston Globe

Part of the Literature Programme devised by Poetry Ireland and supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme