Books by Michael Coffey

SAMUEL BECKETT IS CLOSED by Michael Coffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A complex but emotionally effective tribute to the Irish author."
A shape-shifting fictional tribute to the novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett (1906-89), borrowing its structure from one of his works. Read full book review >
THE BUSINESS OF NAMING THINGS by Michael Coffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Sober and smart writing that evokes the more mannered American stylists of the 1960s and '70s."
A clutch of well-crafted stories, thick with literary references, that turn on busted relationships between men and women and fathers and sons. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"Brief, well-researched, and ultimately unenlightening, on a topic that involves the deaths of millions and could go on for volumes. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A fun albeit shallow look by Coffey, managing editor of Publishers Weekly and editor of The Irish in America (not reviewed)—the companion volume to an upcoming History Channel series—and with a lengthy and rewarding introduction by 60 Minutes" Mike Wallace. Read full book review >