This Plague of Souls by Mike McCormack – Forthcoming October 2023

Photograph of Mike McCormack leaning against a stone wall and smiling

We have been bursting to tell you all: Tramp Press, along with our friends at Canongate, will publish a new novel by Mike McCormack, his first since his Goldsmiths Prize-winning critically acclaimed Booker-longlisted novel Solar Bones. Mike’s new novel – which he describes as part metaphysical thriller, part roman noir – will be published on 26th October 2023. 

This Plague of Souls follows a man named Nealon, recently released from jail, who returns to his family home in the West of Ireland only to find an empty house. It seems the world has forgotten that he even existed. The one exception is a persistent caller on the telephone, someone who seems to know everything about Nealon’s life, his confusing bother with the law and, more importantly, what has happened to his family. All Nealon needs to do is talk with the stranger.

Mike McCormack is simply one of the greatest writers working today. We can’t wait for readers to connect with This Plague of Souls – if you loved Solar Bones, you’ll love Mike’s latest masterpiece.

We will be offering a special limited edition hardback through Kennys Bookshop, you can order it here.