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Reviews – Irish Writers

Over the next few months we will be shining a spotlight on newly published books by Irish writers, many of whom are missing out on book launches and events. The good news is that most Irish book shops are selling online and/or by telephone so do check out your local book shop to see if it’s open for business!

The first video review is of Handiwork by Sara Baume, published by Tramp Press. 


The second video review is of Laura Cassidy’s Walk of Fame by Alan McMonagle, published by Picador


The third video review is of My Pear-Shaped Life by Carmel Harrington, published by Harper Collins.

The fourth video review is of Hitching for Hope by Ruairí McKiernan published by Chelsea Green.


The fifth video review is of The Paper Bracelet by Rachael English, published by Hachette Books Ireland


Our sixth review is of You Have To Make Your Own Fun Around Here by Frances Macken. Published by One World Publications.


Our seventh review is of The Weight of Love by Hilary Fannin, published by Transworld Ireland


Our eighth review is of Correspondences, edited by Stephen Rea and Jessica Traynor. Proceeds in aid of MASI – Movement of Asylum Seeker Ireland


Our ninth review is of Modern Times by Cathy Sweeney, published by The Stinging Fly



Our tenth review is of Almost The Same Blue and Other Stories by John O’Donnell, published by Doire Press

Our eleventh review is of Her Other Language edited by Ruth Carr and Natasha Cuddington, published by Arlen House. This anthology of Northern Irish writers addresses domestic violence and abuse.


Our twelfth review is of A Quiet Tide by Marianne Lee. Published by New Island Books.


Our thirteenth review is of A Talented Man by Henrietta McKervey. Published by Hachette Books Ireland

Our fourteenth review is of The Butchers by Ruth Gilligan, published by Atlantic Books


Our fifteenth review is of Big Girl Small Town by Michelle Gallen, published by John Murray


Our sixteenth review is of How To Fall Apart by Liadán Hynes, published by Hachette Books Ireland