NPR stories about Joseph O'Neill
Recently issued in paperback, Joseph O'Neill's novel Netherland emerged to immediate acclaim in 2008, and many critics — including Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan — placed it on a footing with The Great Gatsby.
Author Joseph O'Neill says the meaning of nationality and nationhood have changed dramatically in the past two decades. He should know: Raised in Holland, the half-Irish, half-Turkish author of Netherland now lives with his family in New York City.
With plenty of nods to The Great Gatsby Joseph O'Neill's Netherland explores dreams and ambition in post-Sept. 11 New York City. Maureen Corrigan calls the novel "marvelous."