Paul Lynch is the prize-winning Irish author of Grace, The Black Snow and Red Sky in Morning. He has won the French booksellers’ prize Prix Libr’à Nous for Best Foreign Novel and been a finalist for France’s best foreign book prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. His Irish famine novel Grace was published in 2017 to international acclaim. It was a book of the year in Esquire, Kirkus, The Guardian, Sunday Independent and an Editors’ Choice in the New York Times Book Review. Lynch’s writing has been described by NPR’s Alan Cheuse as “somewhere between that of Nobel poet Seamus Heaney and Cormac McCarthy”.