Praise for The Great Concert of the Night

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A Sunday Times Book of the Year “Like cabinets of curiosities, Buckley’s novels are always alluringly crammed with weird and wonderful material. Scintillatingly written, this fictional journal penned by a man in commemoration of his lost lover offers a feast of beguiling information, suavely sardonic comedy and ravishingly visualised scenes of natural and artistic beauty.”  ...

The Great Concert of the Night

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In the small hours of January 1st, a man begins to write, having watched Le Grand Concert de la Nuit, a film in which a former lover – Imogen – plays a major role. For the next year, he writes something every day. His journal is a ritual of commemoration and an investigation of the character of Imogen and her relationships – with himself; with her family and friends; with other...

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The Great Concert of the Night In the small hours of January 1st, a man begins to write, having watched Le Grand Concert de la Nuit, a film in which a former lover – Imogen – plays a major role. For the next year, he writes something every day. His journal is a ritual of commemoration and an investigation of the character of Imogen and her relationships – with himself; with her...

‘Briar Road’ wins BBC National Short Story Award 2015

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Jonathan Buckley’s ‘Briar Road’, a story about a psychic investigates the case of a missing teenager has won the 10th annual BBC National Short Story Award. Jonathan was presented with the prize of £15,000 by this year’s Chair of Judges Allan Little at a ceremony held in the BBC’s Radio Theatre in London. The news was announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row...