Lisa McInerney, winner of The Bailey’s Prize raves about The Good Son

The hottest writer in the UK/Ireland right now, Lisa McInerney, winner of The Bailey’s Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize, raves about The Good Son in The Irish Times. “How dark humour makes a fun and disquieting read” click to read the full article.

On dark humour – “In especially skilful hands it can be a radical act, sharpening transgressive fiction or teasing out a reader’s complicity in monstrous acts. For McVeigh, such humour is both his characters’ psychological safeguard and a devastating literary technique, for it serves first as a delightful key to Mickey’s world, and then, once we are comfortable, as a horrifying contrast.”


Currently longlisted for The Polari Prize
Chosen as
Brighton’s City Reads 2016
Shortlisted: The Guardian’s
‘Not The Booker’ Prize
The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award
Finalist for The People’s Book Prize
ELLE Magazine
Best Books of 2015
The Irish Independent Top Reads of 2015
One of
The Reading Agency Staff Picks Best of 2015
Wales Arts Review –
Fiction of the Year
Number 1 Beach Read
The Pool
Gransnet Best Christmas Read for 2015
Savidge Reads and Pam Reader Blogs Books of the Year