To celebrate the launch of the second edition of Cartoon City by Ferdia Mac Anna, Kildare Arts Officer Lucina Russell sat with him in conversation about his work, and the new edition of the novel. You can watch this conversation here:
For a classic urban sass novel, cult hit Cartoon City by Ferdia Mac Anna is hard to beat, with its wild cast of misfits, rebels and Dublin denizens.
Anti-hero Myles seeks an out from his journo work. When he falls for the redoubtable Mia, however, he is drawn into the heart of Dublin’s underworld with some alarming – and hilarious – consequences.
Ferdia Mac Anna’s career has brought him from comic writing to memoir, literary fiction and film direction. This is his third novel, originally published by Headline in 2000, that romps through a comic tale of crime, passion and surreal humour at breakneck pace. With an eye for characterisation and a flair for Dublinese, it pogos along like Flann O’Brien with rock’n’roll.
The second edition of Cartoon City will be published in time for its twentieth anniversary – about to crash land on bookshop shelves, online and in electronic format in October 2020!
Watch this space for more details – including a very special live launch event.