Paul Murray: Interview

Paul Murray: Interview

The Irishman’s follow-up to the Booker-longlisted Skippy Dies takes on the financial crisis—and it doesn’t disappoint

There is the slightest moment of trepidation when beginning Paul Murray’s The Mark and the Void (Hamish Hamilton), the follow-up to the Dubliner’s Booker-longlisted comic tour de force Skippy Dies. The new novel starts with narrator Claude, a young French banker working in post-crash Dublin. Claude notices he is being followed by a mysterious, black-clad man, who reveals himself to be an author who wants to write a novel about a young banker who is being followed by an auth...

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