Eoghan Walls — The Gospel of Orla in conversation with Zoe Lambert

A grieving, spirited, and often in trouble teenage girl named Orla McDevitt meets a man called Jesus who can raise the dead in this stunning debut novel about family, faith, and loss. A hilarious coming-of-age story, road novel, and meditation on the mysteries of faith and grief, this debut novel heralds an important new voice. ‘Eoghan Walls manages to make every single emotion Orla feels – every thought, response and action – utterly convincing and fresh and original’ -Colm Tóibín Eoghan Walls is a Northern Irish poet, who has lived and worked in Ireland, Britain, Germany and Rwanda. His poetry, including Pigeon Songs, has been shortlisted for numerous international awards. The Gospel of Orla is his first novel. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Lancaster University.


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