Hugo Hamilton

‘Every Single Minute’ is a novel by inspired by the force of honesty – a moving portrait of an Irish writer dying of cancer. Visiting Berlin for the first and last time, she is remembered, in prose of arresting directness, by the book’s narrator.

Touring the city, Úna strives still to understand the tragic death of her younger brother. At last, at a performance of the opera ‘Don Carlo’, she realises the true cost of letting memory dictate the course of her life.

Uplifting and heartbreaking, ‘Every Single Minute’ is the story of a candid friendship, full of affection and humour, and of reconciliation, hard-won at long last.

Reviews of

    • ‘A profound and moving portrait … He has brought those Berlin days back to irrepressible, complicated, poignant life’ Observer
    • ‘Told with economy and directness, it takes the reader to the heart of things … Ordinary moments take on great significance in this tale, which is as much about living in the moment as it is about revisiting the past’ Sunday Times
    • ‘Hamilton remains one of the most unpredictable and interesting of Irish writers … ‘Every Single Minute’ is a brave and contemplative novel’ Irish Times