#TPQ5: STEVE DENEHAN

The Bottoms – Joe R. Lansdale

A murder mystery so full of heart, beauty and goodness. If this had been written by Mark Twain we would talk about it as a classic.

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Incredibly funny and unbelievably insightful. I read it recently and it has stood the test of time. Less a book and more a way of life.

I, Lucifer – Glen Duncan

Almost all of Glen Duncan’s books are masterpieces but this was my first and is bitingly funny and so easy to relate to.

Post Office – Charles Bukowski

Heartbreaking, the ultimate underdog story and funny in the darkest of ways.

Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster

A wondrous book, inventive and beautiful with possibly my favourite last line of all time.


Steve Denehan is an award winning poet who lives in Kildare, Ireland with his wife Eimear and daughter Robin. He is the author of “Miles of Sky Above Us, Miles of Earth Below” (Cajun Mutt Press) and of “Of Thunder, Pearls and Birdsong” (Fowlpox Press). His numerous publication credits include The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Acumen and Into The Void. He has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and Best New Poet.

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