Milkman by Anna Burns

Milkman cover

We are looking for reading groups who enjoy authors such as Eimear McBride and Edna O’Brien to read and review the new book, Milkman by Anna Burns. 


“Utterly brilliant – a once-in-a-generation novel.” – Glenn Patterson


About the book
In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous… Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

About the Author
Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two novels, No Bones and Little Constructions, and of the novella, Mostly Hero. No Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in East Sussex, England.


To apply for a reading group set of Milkman, please complete the survey below by 30 March

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