This book, which I read originally on its release in 1999, was my original introduction to Glenn Patterson, who I now cite as my favourite author. When asked which novel I'd see as my favourite ever, I often say The International. Having reread the novel in 2015, I'm delighted to report that my opinion hasn't changed in that regard.
The International is an act of courage. It is the best book about the Troubles ever written. Glenn Patterson has become the most serious and humane chronicler of Northern Ireland over the past thirty years, as well as one of the best contemporary Irish novelists. A funny, moving, politically astute novel rooted in the last three decades of Belfast's history. GLENN PATTERSON is the author of several acclaimed novels, including his debut, Burning Your Own, which won the Rooney Prize and a Betty Trask First Novel Prize; Fat Lad; The International; and The Third Party. A collection of his journalistic writings, Lapsed Protestant, was published in 2006, and a memoir of his family, Once Upon a Hill: Love in Troubled Times in 2008. Glenn recently co-wrote the screenplay for the film Good Vibrations (about legendary punk impresario Terri Hooley).
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Acclaimed Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson's vintage novel of an afternoon within the existence in that urban: a humorous, brilliantly saw, bittersweet photo of a second in 1967 ahead of every thing changed. If I had identified background used to be to be written that Sunday within the overseas inn i would have made an attempt to get off the bed ahead of teatime. So starts off The International. First released within the united kingdom in 1999, and reissued by way of Blackstaff in 2008, The International is a undying novel: humorous, bawdy, deftly crafted, and heartwrenchingly humane. Featuring an essay On studying The International by means of guy Booker-Prize winner Anne Enright.
It was one of the most bizarre episodes in the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland: the construction, during the war's most savage phase, of a factory in West Belfast to make a luxury sports car with gull-wing doors. Huge subsidies were provided by the British government. Acclaimed Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson's classic novel of a day in the life in that city: a funny, brilliantly observed, bittersweet snapshot of a moment in 1967 just before everything changed. If I had known history was to be written that Sunday in the International Hotel I might have made an effort to get out of bed before teatime. So begins The International.
Acclaimed Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson's classic novel of a day in the life in that city: a funny, brilliantly observed, bittersweet snapshot of a moment in 1967 just before everything changed. So begins The. International.
Read "The International" by Glenn Patterson with Rakuten Kobo. Danny Hamilton takes us back over three troubled decades to one wonderfully ordinary Saturday, in January 1967, when his 18-year-old self had no idea - most people had no idea - that ordinary days in Belfast would soon become tragically rare. Ordinary, but packed with extraordinarily observed characters; and extraordinary enough for Danny to fall in love twice (and think about sex a few more times than that). Ordinary, but when someone calls out "Be careful" in parting, no one takes it lightly and for good reason
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Glenn Patterson (born 1961) is a writer from Belfast, best known as a novelist. Born in Belfast, Patterson attended Methodist College Belfast. He graduated from the University of East Anglia (BA, MA), where he was a product of the UEA creative writing course under Malcolm Bradbury. In addition to his novels, he also makes documentaries for the BBC and has published his collected journalistic writings as Lapsed Protestant (2006).