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Paul Kearney

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

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September 2016




Paul Kearney was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 1967. He went to a local grammar school, and then to Lincoln College, Oxford, where he read Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Middle English

Shortly after leaving Oxford, he went on a solitary climbing trip to the Isle of Skye, and it was after tumbling off a mountain there that the character of Michael Riven first came to him. The first half of The Way to Babylon was composed shortly after, and taken up by the literary agents Campbell, Thomson & McLaughlin. Richard Evans at Victor Gollancz bought the book, and Gollancz then published Kearney's next seven books, including the Monarchies of God series.

In the eight years subsequent to the publication of The Way to Babylon, Kearney lived in
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I'm doing research right now for the sequel to Wolf, and will be revisiting Oxford this Spring to walk over some of the paths Anna will tread.

Here's a link to an analysis of Wolf which I think was pretty much spot on. It's not a review; it's an academic critique. But the author did seem to cotton on to what I was trying to say.

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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.”
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“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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