WHAT I BOUGHT TODAY ...
Heaven Lies About Us (2005) / Eugene McCabe
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2002) / Jon McGregor
The Optimists (2005) / Andrew Miller
McCABE Eugene [1930-] Novelist, short-story writer, playwright. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. NOVELS Death and Nightingales (1992) STORIES Heaven Lies About Us (2005); Tales from the Poorhouse (1999); Christ in the Fields: A Fermanagh Trilogy (1992); Heritage and Other Stories (1978); Victims: A Tale from Fermanagh (1976) PLAYS Pull Down a Horseman (1979); Gale Day (1979); King of the Castle (1978) CHILDREN’S Cyril: The Quest of an Orphaned Squirrel (with illustrations by Al O’Donnell) (1986)
McGREGOR Jon [1976-] Novelist. Born in Bermuda. NOVELS So Many Ways to Begin (2006); If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2002: winner of a 2003 Somerset Maugham Award and the 2003 Betty Trask Prize for Best First Novel; shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Eurasia region, and the Best Newcomer in the 2004 British Book Awards; longlisted for the 2002 Booker Prize for Fiction)
MILLER Andrew [1960-] Novelist. Born in Bristol, England. NOVELS The Optimists (2005); Oxygen (2001: shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2001 Whitbread Novel Award); Casanova (also published as Casanova in Love) (1998); Ingenious Pain (1997: winner of the 1997 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the 1997 Grinzane Cavour Prize and the 1999 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)