1. Brian Moore—an underappreciated author

    This week we published The Mangan Inheritance by Brian Moore, who was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times but failed to gain a wide international reputation. We also published his first critically-acclaimed novels, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne last year. Below is some praise from his contemporary writer:

    "He is my favorite living novelist. Each new book of his is unpredictable and amusing. He treats the novel as a tamer treats a wild beast" — Graham Greene

    "He can write most of his contemporaries into the ground." — Kingsley Amis

    "Brian Moore’s reputation as a supremely entertaining ‘serious’ writer is secure." — Joyce Carol Oates

    "The reason he wasn’t always given his due is because people couldn’t pigeonhole him. He wanted to become an invisible writer, ideally so his readers wouldn’t say, ‘Oh I’ve read a book by this writer,’ but would be completely absorbed and gripped by that story." — Hermione Lee