Ed O’Loughlin is an Irish-Canadian author and journalist. His first novel, Not Untrue and Not Unkind, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. As a journalist, Ed reported from Africa for several papers, including The Irish Times. He was the Middle East correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age of Melbourne. O’Loughlin was born in Toronto and raised in Ireland. He now lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.
Minds of Winter
Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada, about 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Both are in search of answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, and Fay for her vanished grandfather. Soon Fay and Nelson realize that their relatives have an extraordinary and historic connection, the “Arnold 294” chronometer, which reappeared in Britain more than a hundred years after it was lost in the Arctic with the ships and men of Sir John Franklin’s Northwest Passage expedition. The secret history of this elusive timepiece, Fay and Nelson will discover, ties them and their families to a journey that echoes across two centuries.