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Bourke, Niall

Entry updated 31 July 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1981-    ) Irish teacher, poet and author, in UK for some time, active from around 2015; his first novel, Line (2021), which is set in an abstract but unmistakable Near Future Dystopian world, carries its protagonist, who had spent the first half of the tale in unending queues, from what seems a Purgatory out of Franz Kafka to Nodnol (ie London). The City, and seemingly the planet, is under corporation control; the protagonist's attempts to escape the trammels of the world turn out to be circular: he may not be in Hell, but distinctions are hard to make. [JC]

Niall Bourke

born North Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland: 1981


  • Line (Dublin, Ireland: Tramp Press, 2021) [pb/]


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