On Monday 15th May I fly to Paris and then to Nantes and Quimper over the next few days. I’ll be discussing The Good Son
and meeting French readers. The trip is in celebration of Un bon garcon
(the French translation) being shortlisted for the Prix du Roman Cezam
. Here’s where I’ll be… I hope some of you can make it
Tuesday the 16th : NANTES : meeting in the library “La Manufacture” at 18.30
Wednesday the 17th : QUIMPER : meeting in the library “des Ursulines” at 18.30
Thursday the 18th : PARIS : meeting with the employees of the bank Crédit Agricole at 17.30
“Paul McVeigh has written a first novel of beautiful generosity, poignant in the delicate manner in which he evokes the brutality of an era. A striking fresco, mixing historical upheavals and hardships of a family shattered.” Le Monde
‘Un bon garçon’ gets first reviews in France. Here’s one in Terrafemina. I think they liked it.
“Un bon garçon” de Paul McVeigh : le roman rafraîchissant de ce printemps
In three weeks the Editions Philippe Rey release the French version of The Good Son, titled Un bon garçon. The publisher has a wonderful collection of authors including Peter Ackroyd, the lovely Kerry Hudson I read with recently and National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates.
Here’s the cover… I hope you like it.