Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year

Shortlisted 2022

El by Thaddeus O Buachalla


By Thaddeus Ó Buachalla

This is a story about two young men who saw something unbelievable, unimaginable. As the story develops they recognise the truths around them until it becomes harder to reject. What is the truth in a world where knowledge is passing the proverbial, where every day this knowledge questions our understanding of this world, going back and forth between the present day and the seventeenth century? It creates a number of spider webs of historical truths woven together to create another world we recognize but cannot accept.

About Thaddeus Ó Buachalla...

Thaddeus Ó Buachalla is an Irish-language author novelist, poet and composer from Cork City. He was awarded a doctorate by Cork University College in 2015. He has two books published by Coiscéim, Clocháin sa Scoilt in 2019 and EL.

His newly published novel, EL echoes the work of Umberto Eco in its bizarre fusion of science fantasy and historical fiction. EL was awarded a prize in the Oireachtas Literary Competition in 2021.

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