Visiting Writers Series Hosts Joseph O'Neill
January 30, 2014
UMass Amherst Campus
JOSEPH O’NEILL is the author of three novels and a work of non-fiction, most
recently Netherland (2008), winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
and one of The New York Times’ “10 Best Books of 2008”; and Blood-Dark Track: A Family History (2001). His newest novel, The Dog, will be published in September.
Netherland received wide acclaim, from President Barack Obama to the critic
James Wood who called it, “one of the most remarkable post-colonial books I
have ever read.” Aside from batting and bowling in the Staten Island Cricket Club,
O’Neill has also written for Harper’s, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The New
York Times, and Granta. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim
Foundation, the Cullman Center, and was awarded the Kerry Fiction Prize in
2009. O’Neill is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bard College.