Catherine O'Flynn




Michele...
35,301 books | 3,843 friends

Penguin...
135 books | 138 friends

Janebbooks
170 books | 44 friends

Anna Kelly
47 books | 27 friends

Sandy
68 books | 51 friends

Venetia...
499 books | 70 friends

Anna Ri...
108 books | 41 friends

Taylor
48 books | 45 friends



Catherine is following 0 people

Catherine O'Flynn

Goodreads Author


gender
female

member since
March 2013


About this author

Catherine O'Flynn, born in 1970, is a British writer.

Her debut novel, What Was Lost, won the Costa First Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, The Commonwealth Writers' Prize and The Southbank Show Literature Award. It was longlisted for the Booker and Orange Prizes. She was named Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year at the 2008 Galaxy British Book Awards.


Her second novel The News Where You Are, published in 2010, was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, an Edgar Allen Poe Award and was a Channel 4 TV Book Club selection.

Her third novel Mr Lynch's Holiday is published in 2013.



I have the honour of being the single worst witness in the history of the British legal system. I was present at the scene of a minor car crash and six months later I was called to give evidence. Before taking the stand I was given my written statement to refresh my memory. It didn’t refresh my memory. It appeared to be my memory turned inside out and upside down. The car had been on the other...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
Twitter_icon 1 like · like  • 
Published on January 29, 2014 06:33 • 26 views
Average rating: 3.43 · 4,074 ratings · 873 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
What was Lost
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 3,314 ratings — published 2007 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The News Where You Are
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 671 ratings — published 2010 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mr Lynch's Holiday
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Roads Ahead
by
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
San Francisco
2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Booker Trio
by
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Catherine O'Flynn…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Catherine's Recent Updates

Catherine O'Flynn wrote a new blog post
I have the honour of being the single worst witness in the history of the British legal system. I was present at the scene of a minor car crash and... Read more of this blog post »
The Plague and I by Betty MacDonald
Rate this book
Clear rating
Burning Bright by Ron Rash
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
Rate this book
Clear rating
King of the Badgers by Philip Hensher
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Professor of Truth by James Robertson
The Professor of Truth
by James Robertson (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Heart So White by Javier Marías
Rate this book
Clear rating
"Bob wrote: "Did you know that was literally on TCM a week ago? We had never heard of it, but watched it because of so many people like you on the TCM...more "
Granta 119 by Granta: The Magazine of New...
Rate this book
Clear rating
Loved the Ross Raisin and John McGregor stories as well as the essays by Gary Younge and Andrea Stuart
More of Catherine's books…
“She found the evenings long and empty, and the nights worse. She dreaded the weekends.”
Catherine O'Flynn, What was Lost

“He was glad some of the pain was fading, had already faded so much since the first year. But it seemed more to be a trade off: with the pain went details and memories. People had said, ‘Time heals,’ but he realized time didn’t heal, time just eroded and confused, and he didn’t think that was the same thing at all.”
Catherine O'Flynn, What was Lost

“I don’t know – I suppose if you’re very unhappy at home, anywhere is better than there.”
Catherine O'Flynn, What was Lost




No comments have been added yet.