Faber is delighted to announce the new novel from award-winning and highly acclaimed writer Claire Kilroy, her first for over a decade. Angus Cargill acquired World rights, excluding America, from Simon Trewin, for publication in May 2023.
Soldier Sailor is described as a novel which ‘takes us deep into the early days of motherhood. Visceral, dangerous, emotional and life-enhancing, the tumultuous emotions of a new mother are revealed as the narrator’s, Soldier’s, marriage strains and an old friend reappears, offering a possible lifeline to the woman she used to be.’
Angus Cargill said, ‘I’m thrilled to be publishing a new novel with Claire, and Soldier Sailor is as brave and uncompromising as I would expect from such a distinctive writer. I’m really looking forward to readers discovering this important and unforgettable novel.’Described in the Irish Times as ‘a gifted prose stylist’ and ‘a profound critic of morals, art, manners’, Claire Kilroy is the author of four previous novels, including Tenderwire and The Devil I Know. She was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2004 and has been shortlisted for many other prizes, including the Irish Novel of the Year and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.