- 24th Feb
- Droichead Online
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Donal Ryan is an award-winning author from Nenagh, County Tipperary, whose work has been published in over twenty languages to major critical acclaim.The Spinning Heart won the Guardian First Book Award, the EU Prize for Literature (Ireland), and Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards; it was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was voted 'Irish Book of the Decade'. His fourth novel,From a Low and Quiet Sea, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018, and won the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature. His novel,Strange Flowers, was voted Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and was a number one bestseller. The Queen of Dirt Island was published by Transworld in 2022 and has been called ‘’a generous mosaic of a novel about the staying power of love and pride and history and family’’ by Colum McCann and ‘’beautifully poised, sad, poetic and human’’ by Ian Rankin. Donal lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. He lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children just outside Limerick City.
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