»My ideal is a book that is brilliantly written with a proper, literary use of language, but also with a really gripping plot. That’s why I really like Tana French, or Gone Girl [by Gillian Flynn] – properly good writers writing crime fiction that obeys all the rules of the genre, but being as original as possible within those rules.«
Crime writer Declan Burke in conversation with his counterpart Sophie Hannah. Hannah’s latest novel The Carrier has just been published in the UK. Read the fine interview and portrait at irishtimes.com.