Biography

Joseph O'Neill

Joseph O'Neill is the author of the novels NETHERLAND (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), THIS IS THE LIFE and THE BREEZES, and of a family history, BLOOD-DARK TRACK. His most recent novel, THE DOG, was published by Pantheon Books in September 2014. He lives in New York and teaches at Bard College.

Joseph O'Neill

Books by Joseph O'Neill

by Joseph O'Neill - Fiction

Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, the hero of Joseph O'Neill's latest novel leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In a Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-La, he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the "doghouse," a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped.