Kevin Maher | 'A high premium is placed on humour in Ireland—the craic is a big deal'

Kevin Maher | 'A high premium is placed on humour in Ireland—the craic is a big deal'

Kevin Maher describes himself as the “world’s laziest novelist.” Author of The Fields, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age novel set in 1980s Dublin, his follow-up novel is the story of Jay, a hapless young man from Ireland who arrives in London in the early Nineties. In Last Night on Earth (Little, Brown) Jay moves quickly, and in a blur of mistakes and mishaps, from the world of unskilled labouring to the glamorous and cocaine-fuelled roles of film critic and documentary maker and from a single, clueless man to a recently divorced, still clueless father of a difficult three-year-old. 

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