Eoin McNamee

© Jill Jennings

(1961)
Eoin McNamee was born in Kilkeel, Co. Down, and now lives in County Sligo. He is renowned for his fictions based on fact. McNamee's novels include the acclaimed Resurrection Man, for which he also wrote the screenplay of the 1997 film, The Blue Tango, longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000, The Ultras, and, most recently, 12.23. Paris. 31st August 1997, based on the final days of Diana Spencer.

Books
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12.23: Paris, 31st August 1997

Faber & Faber, 2007

August 1997: Diana Spencer and her lover, Dodi Al-Fayed, are to visit Paris. An international fixer with an interest to protect puts a team in place to watch the Princess. The Ritz's Deputy Director of security and a paparazzo are their surveillance targets. But they are not the only ones watching Diana, and it soon becomes apparent that perhaps their street-level chicanery isn't equal to the events unfolding around them. Set in the shadows and margins of our own recent history, 12.23 sees Eoin McNamee weave a fictional narrative of dark imaginative power around the strange events of that summer in Paris.

Translated into

Dutch

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Resurrection Man

Picador, 1994

Victor Kelly is the resurrection man, a violent and ruthless Protestant killer roaming the streets of Belfast in the 1970s. In this, his brilliant and shocking début novel, Eoin McNamee announced his arrival as one of the leading chroniclers of Ireland's fractured past.

Translated into

Bulgarian, German, Spanish

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The Blue Tango

Faber & Faber, 2001

'At 2.20am in the morning of the 13th November 1952 the body of 19 year old Patricia Curran was carried into the surgery belonging to the family doctor. At first Dr Kenneth Wilson thought she had been the victim of an accidental shooting. In fact a subsequent post-mortem revealed that she had been stabbed thirty seven times.' Eoin McNamee's wonderful novel, which is based on one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in recent history, is at once a gripping thriller and a danse macabre through a shadowy world of corruption and sexual intrigue - a darkly lyric narrative of white mischief in post-war Ireland, of false accusation and savage murder, presided over by the haunted, tragic figure of Patricia Curran.

Translated into

Italian

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Derek Johns,
A. P. Watt Ltd.
20 John Street
London WC1N 2DR
United Kingdom

T: 0044 20 7405 6774
F: 0044 20 7831 2154
E: DJohns@APWatt.co.uk
W: www.apwatt.co.uk