M.J. Hyland

How the Light Gets In — true first

Added on October 19, 2014

How the Light Gets In — true first M.J. Hyland Penguin, Australia, 2003 This paperback is the very rare true first edition of Hyland’s incredible debut novel. I had been looking on-line for a copy of this edition for years. The price for this copy was reasonable, probably because it is a basic Penguin trade [...]

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Carry Me Down

Added on July 10, 2012

Carry Me Down M.J. Hyland Canongate, U.K. 2006 When J.M. Coetzee writes your glowing dust jacket review, you know you have something special. And sure enough this is writing of the highest order. Carry Me Down is Hyland’s second novel. It was shortlisted for the 2006 Booker Prize and the 2007 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. It [...]

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This Is How

Added on July 20, 2011

This Is How M.J. Hyland Text Publishers, Australia, 2009 This is the true first edition of M.J. Hyland’s most recent novel. Text Publishing is a small Australian press, recently championed by Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee. The Coetzee blurb on the back cover of This Is How (shown below right)┬áis actually for Hyland’s earlier novel Carry [...]

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How the Light Gets In

Added on July 7, 2010

How the Light Gets In M.J. Hyland HarperCollins, Canada, 2004 M.J. Hyland was born in London to Irish parents. Her family moved back and forth between Ireland and Australia when she was a child, settling in Australia when she was eleven. She lived in Australia until 2005. This is her debut novel. It was shortlisted [...]

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