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Paul Kearney

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Born
in County Antrim, Ireland
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Influences
Tolkien, CS Lewis, Patrick O Brian. Rosemary Sutcliff, Mary Renault

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September 2016


Paul Kearney was born in rural County Antrim, Ireland, in 1967. His father was a butcher, and his mother was a nurse. He rode horses, had lots of cousins, and cut turf and baled hay. He often smelled of cowshit.

He grew up through the worst of the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland, a time when bombs and gunfire were part of every healthy young boy's adolescence. He developed an unhealthy interest in firearms and Blowing Things Up - but what growing boy hasn't?

By some fluke of fate he managed to get to Oxford University, and studied Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

He began writing books because he had no other choice. His first, written at aged sixteen, was a magnificent epic, influenced heavily by James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Robert
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I've done quite a few jobs in this world, many of them menial, physically demanding and borderline exploitative- some downright dangerous. (I was a soldier once, a long time ago). To this day, writing is for me the most challenging task, or vocation, or job I've undertaken, to the point where I gave it up for periods and just slaved away (relatively) happily on a minimum wage, allowing my mind to Read more of this blog post »
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Thanks James. I'm writing The Burning Horse for Solaris and The Kerenski Diaries for Black Library at the moment - both should be published within the next two years - so hang in there!
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My friend, I will be candid here and admit that I have finally given up hope. It ain't gonna happen.
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“I have found that there are two ways of dealing with men. Either you treat them with respect, or you kill them. Anything in between merely breeds resentment and the desire for revenge.”
PAUL KEARNEY

“Places ain't home. People is. Bricks and chairs is nothing.”
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“It must be terrible to be old, when you love someone who died young. They never change in your mind, and every day you see yourself grow away from that person you were when you loved and knew them. Until you are more of a shadow than they are, and the girl you were is altogether gone, more dead even than that young man on the battlefield.”
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