Saturday, April 15, 2006

Andrew O'HAGAN

ANDREW O’HAGAN astounded lovers of literature everywhere with his multi-generational family saga set in Scotland, Our Fathers (2001), an exciting piece of storytelling, populated by characters that seized our imagination. As the dying Hugh Bawn recalls the events of his life to his grandson Jamie, who has returned to be at his deathbed, Jamie has to confront the ghosts and demons of his childhood and the fraught relationship with his alcholic father. A story of hope and forgiveness amidst the fragility and bittersweetness of fractured relationships between fathers and sons.

O’HAGAN Andrew [1968-] Novelist. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Novels Be Near Me (2006); Personality (2003: winner of the 2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction); Our Fathers (1999: winner of the 2000 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize; shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize for Fiction, the 1999 Whitbread First Novel Award, the 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the 2000 Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) (2001) Nonfiction The End of British Farming (2001); The Missing (1995: shortlisted for the 1995 Esquire Award, the 1995 Saltire First Book Award and the 1995 Scottish Writer of the Year Award) Edited The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta (2004)

Novels Personality (2003); Our Fathers (1999)
Nonfiction The Missing (1995)


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