A Night In with
Join Booker Prize shortlisted author Paul Lynch, to celebrate his newest book Prophet Song.
On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish Stack answers her front door to the newly formed secret police, there to interrogate her husband a trade unionist.
Ireland is falling apart. The country is in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny and when first her husband and then her eldest son vanish, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a collapsing society. How far will she go to save her family? And what – or who – is she willing to leave behind?
Paul's latest novel is a deeply moving exploration of the consequences for ordinary people caught up in terrible events. This special virtual event will feature Paul in conversation with Samantha Harvey as they discuss the human capacity for love and resilience in the face of unimaginable terror.
“If there was ever a crucial book for our current times, it’s Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song... Brilliantly haunting.” Observer