Friday, February 6, 2009

Patrick McCabe

Patrick McCabe is best known for the 1992 novel The Butcher Boy, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and a later novel, Breakfast on Pluto (1998).

His latest novel is The Holy City.

From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe of the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?

First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan. It’s very close to my own experience in the early 1970s. I didn’t think that a weird, dangerous, hippy world could be written about in that way.

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Who are your literary influences?

JP Donleavy (when I was a kid), Harold Pinter, Nikolai Gogol and Paul Muldoon.
Read the complete interview.

--Marshal Zeringue