Joseph O'Neill is an Irish author known for his novel 'Netherland,' which won the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Born on 23 February 1964 in Cork, Ireland, O'Neill grew up in Mozambique, South Africa, Iran, Turkey, and the Netherlands. He has written several novels and non-fiction pieces, often exploring themes of identity, displacement, and belonging. His work has received critical acclaim and has been featured in various publications, including The Atlantic and The New Yorker.
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"Netherland" is a post-9/11 novel set in New York City, which explores the life of a Dutch banker named Hans. After his wife and son move back to London, Hans becomes immersed in the world of cricket, where he befriends a charismatic Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon who dreams of building a cricket stadium in the city. The novel is a meditation on the American Dream, identity, and the immigrant experience, all set against the backdrop of a city and a country grappling with a new reality.