I’m delighted to be part of the celebrations this week championing Irish Book Week, a nationwide celebration of Irish bookshops, Irish books, publishers, writers, illustrators, and poets.
I have a piece featured today in Books Ireland Magazine entitled ‘For Irish Book Week Mairéad Hearne talks about an author she discovered this year’ where I write about an Irish author whose work I read for the first time in 2023.
‘In trying to decide which author to write about here today, I considered our 2023 four longlisted Booker Prize nominees, Sebastian Barry, Paul Murray, Paul Lynch, and Elaine Feeney. I have read all four books, each of them extraordinary and, except for Sebastian Barry, each had been new to me. But then I realised something, I was going to have to write about an Irish author who almost slipped through my net and had been, inexplicably, off my radar….’
So who did I pick? You can find out HERE
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