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Nick Laird "Modern Gods" Book Launch

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In Association with Fourth Estate and The Lifeboat please join us for a very special Book Launch with award winning novelist and poet, Nick Laird.

Nick will be launching his latest novel, "Modern Gods", with us on Wednesday 5th July at 7pm.

Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975, Nick Laird was educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. He worked as a lawyer for several years before leaving law to write full-time. The recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, he has lived in London, Warsaw, and Rome. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

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‘Finely etched, impeccably structured, Modern Gods has the enduring echoes of a classic.’ BBC

‘Modern Gods has realer-than-real characters, unexpected turns of plot into unknown corners of the world, and language that finds its way through the darkest moments and states of mind to shine its clear bright light, revelatory and unforgiving. And it encompasses deep–the deepest, thorniest–questions of faith and redemption, fate and forgiveness.’ Michael Chabon

A powerful, thought-provoking novel about two sisters who must reclaim themselves after their lives are dramatically upended.

As Modern Gods ingeniously interweaves the stories of Liz and Alison, it becomes clear that both sisters must learn how to negotiate with the past, with the sins of fanaticism, and decide just what the living owe to the dead. Laird’s brave, innovative novel charts the intimacies and disappointments of a family trying to hold itself together, and the repercussions of history and faith.


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