- 16 May 12
There is a growing international consensus that a different approach to drug legislation is needed. Ireland is beginning to wake up too…
Readers of a literary bent will have noted the inclusion of British author Jon McGregor’s wonderful novel Even The Dogs in the shortlist for the IMPAC award. Purists rightly celebrate the work for its literary mastery. But it’s equally worthy for its powerful evocation of the lives of a marginalised group of people, mainly drug abusers. It brilliantly captures the tedium, the grim routines and the awful monotony of their scrabbling passage through the streets.