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Catherine O’Flynn

  • 19
  • Oct




Birmingham author Catherine O'Flynn photographed on the street in her hometown.John McQueen

Is the grass always greener on the other side? Does having a parent come to stay always end in disaster? And is there a family anywhere that doesn’t harbour secrets and lies? Written with her trademark mix of comedy and pathos, Catherine O’Flynn’s new novel, Mr Lynch’s Holiday, is a brilliant tale of a British family that have relocated to Spain… to live on a building site. Catherine won the Costa First Novel Award for her debut What Was Lost and was longlisted for the Orange and Man Booker prizes for The News Where You Are. Chaired by Libby Tempest.