Andrew O’Hagan: Be Near Me

Sometimes as a writer it's as simple as that... Sometimes, you're so hankering to read a book that you have to write it yourself.

Andrew O’Hagan’s third novel Be Near Me dissects the class hatreds and personal flaws of a small Scottish parish and the English priest who arrives in it. A month after its publication, O’Hagan gave an expressive and moving reading of scenes from the book at the London Review Bookshop.