Justin Cronin on the books, films and TV that inspired The Ferryman

Justin Cronin, author of The Ferryman

Tim Llewellyn

The Ferryman

Justin Cronin

Orion (UK); Ballantine Books (US)

The Ferryman was born on a starry autumn night.

I was taking a walk before bed when, all of a sudden, two things dropped into my head. The first was a word: “Oranios”. The second was a scene: an old man on a pier experiencing some kind of breakdown, and a second man, somebody official, trying to talk him back from the ledge. I had no idea what these two things had to do with one …


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