Reviews

  • Haunting, mesmerising, and so deeply intelligent about the interwoven strengths and frailties of the human heart.

    Kamila Shamsie
  • Wonderful, wrenching … full of enormous feelings very precisely rendered.

    Sara Baume
  • Full of wit, charm, and off-beat language - this heartbreaking novel is beautifully drawn in its observation of relationships, intimacy, love and the fragility of family. Unusual, utterly original and mysterious, O’Callaghan is a stunningly good writer. We Are Not In The World is definitely a 2020 must read.

    Elaine Feeney
  • Intimate, gripping, stunning – having read this, the rest of us writers all have to raise our games now.

    Danny Denton
  • A sad and stunning meditation on love, grief and long haul driving. This is a novel about distance and closeness which explores those bonds which exist between people long after they leave each other behind. O'Callaghan's prose is shot through with poetry. He has an uncanny ability to turn the seemingly insignificant into something monumental.

    Jan Carson
  • A whirlpool of memories, regrets and hopes.

    Tim Pears
  • Elusive, unsettling, beautiful, haunting. This is a complex, devastating study of human relations; a portrait of intense love and damage in equal measure.

    Lisa Harding, author of Harvesting

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