John Kelly

John's Irish Times piece on Mike McCormack's novel Solar Bones

John is honoured to have a poem in the beautiful new edition of Winter Papers edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith.

John interviews U2's Adam Clayton for The Works Presents


From Out Of The City

John Kelly’s novel is inventive and intense and — more to the reader’s point — it’s luxuriously involving.

Richard Ford

From Out of the City is intricate, outrageous, sophisticated, funny and wonderfully entertaining: what more could a reader ask?

John Banville

Wild and fresh and invigoratingly demented — this is a fiercely funny novel that will bring to mind the glorious excesses of writers like J. P. Donleavy, John Kennedy Toole and Thomas Pynchon.

Kevin Barry

A big rip-roar of a novel: deeply nuanced, authentic, madcap, and very, very funny indeed. From Out of the City subverts itself and diverts us at the very same time: a wonderful new Irish novel.

Colum McCann