Ed O’Loughlin’s gripping story of friendship, rivalry and betrayal amongst a group of journalists and photographers covering Africa’s wars.

In Dublin, a newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead. One of his colleagues, Owen Simmons, discovers a dossier on Cartwright’s desk. And in the dossier Owen finds a photograph, which brings him back to a dusty road in Africa and to the woman he once loved. Not Untrue & Not Unkind is Owen’s story, in this astonishingly powerful and accomplished debut, which immediately established Ed O’Loughlin as a mature master of the novel form.

The Man Booker Prize 2009
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Penguin Ireland
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