Antonia Logue is one of Ireland's leading young writers. Born in 1972 in Park, Co Derry, she grew up in Brussels and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. She is the author of the highly acclaimed novel SHADOW BOX (Bloomsbury). Antonia is the recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Irish Times Irish Fiction Prize and the Ord Foundation Award, and is a Fellow of the Corporation of Yaddo. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Iowa and was for a time Professor of English at Columbia College, Chicago. Antonia now lives in Oxford.
UK: Bloomsbury; US: Grove/Atlantic Amharic: Hohe; Danish: Viva; Dutch: Ambo-Anthos; French: Calmann-Lévy; German: Fischer/Krüger
The fight in 1910 between Arthur Cravan, surrealist manqué, semi-pro boxer and nephew of Oscar Wilde, and Jack Johnson, the first black American heavyweight champion, was a set-up to get Cravan into the States. But a very real love affair sprung from it that led to an impassioned marriage between Cravan and Mina Loy, celebrated poet and literary mistress. This much talked about first novel takes incidents of actual history as the source for a powerfully written story of love and friendship.