Recently, author Julian Gough took contemporary Irish writers to task for not dealing with the Ireland of today. Everyone, according to him, was looking backwards and not dealing with issues affecting the country today.
Too bad then, that Arlene Hunt’s latest book Blood Money hadn’t yet been published. Racism, immigrants and illegal organ transplantation are hardly the stuff of John McGahern books, but Hunt’s new novel deals with those very relevant modern themes.
Read more of Sinead Gleeson’s interview with Arlene for the Evening Herald’s HQ section.