Audrey Magee



Audrey Magee worked for twelve years as a journalist and has written for, among others, The Times, The Irish Times, the Observer and Guardian. She studied German and French at University College Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University. She lives in Wicklow with her husband and three daughters. The Undertaking is her first novel.

In her 20s and 30s, she travelled extensively, first as a student, living in Germany and Australia, where she taught English; later as a journalist, covering, among many other issues, the war in Bosnia, child labour in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and the impact of Perestroika on Central Asia. She was Ireland Correspondent of The Times for six years, and wrote extensively about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, t

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“Will you stay in Germany?'
'No. Somewhere different.'
'Like where?'
'Somewhere there was no war. Ireland maybe.”
Audrey Magee, The Undertaking

“It's worse for you. You want the guilt to absolve you. Just like you want your wife and child to absolve you. Once absolved, you can kill or take soup.”
Audrey Magee, The Undertaking

“You don't need the help of politicians to be a good teacher, Peter.”
Audrey Magee, The Undertaking



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