Hamnet

01 June 2020 | By Maggie O\'Farrell | Filed in: irish literature.

Drawing on Maggie O Farrell s long term fascination with the little known story behind Shakespeare s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child n nWarwickshire in the 1580s Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unus

Actress

01 June 2020 | By Anne Enright | Filed in: irish literature.

Katherine O Dell is an Irish theater legend As her daughter Norah retraces her mother s celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long kept secrets, both her mother s and her own n nKatherine began her career on Ireland s bus and truck circuit before making it to London s West End, Broadw

Witches of Ash and Ruin

01 June 2020 | By E. Latimer | Filed in: irish literature.

Modern witchcraft blends with ancient Celtic mythology in an epic clash of witches and gods, perfect for fans of V.E Schwab s Shades of Magic trilogy and A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES n nSeventeen year old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in h

A Thousand Moons

01 June 2020 | By Sebastian Barry | Filed in: irish literature.

A dazzling new novel about memory and identity set in Paris, Tennessee in the aftermath of the American Civil War from the Booker Prize shortlisted author Sebastian Barry n nWinona Cole, an orphaned child of the Lakota Indians, finds herself growing up in an unconventional household on a farm in West

Normal People

01 June 2020 | By Sally Rooney | Filed in: irish literature.

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne s house, a strange and indelible connect

Conversations with Friends

01 June 2020 | By Sally Rooney | Filed in: irish literature.

A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple n nFrances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful

What the Wind Knows

01 June 2020 | By Amy Harmon | Filed in: irish literature.

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather s stories of Ireland Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time n nThe Ireland of 19

Grown Ups

01 June 2020 | By Marian Keyes | Filed in: irish literature.

They re a glamorous family, the Caseys n nJohnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away And they re a happy family Johnny s wife, Jessie who has the most money

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

01 June 2020 | By Patrick Radden Keefe | Filed in: irish literature.

Patrick Radden Keefe writes an intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions n nIn December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty eight year old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs The

Exciting Times

01 June 2020 | By Naoise Dolan | Filed in: irish literature.

An intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer n nAva moved to Hong Kong to find happiness, but so far, it isn t working out Since she left Dublin, she s been spending her days teaching Engl

Hamnet

01 June 2020 | By Maggie O\'Farrell | Filed in: irish literature.

Drawing on Maggie O Farrell s long term fascination with the little known story behind Shakespeare s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child n nWarwickshire in the 1580s Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unus

Mr Salary

01 June 2020 | By Sally Rooney | Filed in: irish literature.

n My love for him felt so total and so annihilating that it was often impossible for me to see him clearly at all nYears ago, Sukie moved in with Nathan because her mother was dead and her father was difficult, and she had nowhere else to go Now they are on the brink of the inevitable.Sally Rooney

What Once Was True

01 June 2020 | By Jean Grainger | Filed in: irish literature.

Robinswood, Co Waterford, 1939 The once grand Irish house is home to two very different families Despite delusions of grandeur, Lord and Lady Kenefick and their adult children, live a life of decayed opulence as the money needed to keep such a large house and grounds ever dwindles nMeanwhile, t

The Liar's Girl

01 June 2020 | By Catherine Ryan Howard | Filed in: irish literature.

Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin s elite St John s College and Ireland s most prolific serial killer Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Wil

Milkman

01 June 2020 | By Anna Burns | Filed in: irish literature.

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman But when first brother in law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start

A Keeper

01 June 2020 | By Graham Norton | Filed in: irish literature.

When Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother s death, she s focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk, her mother s presence already fading But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters an

Postscript (P.S. I Love You, #2)

01 June 2020 | By Cecelia Ahern | Filed in: irish literature.

It s been seven years since Holly Kennedy s husband died six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life n nShe s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved But when a group inspired by Gerry s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You

Night Boat to Tangier

01 June 2020 | By Kevin Barry | Filed in: irish literature.

In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs sit at night, none too patiently It is October 23, 2018, and they are ex