Donal Ryan

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Take risks and tell the truth: how to write a great short story
Drawing on writers from Anton Chekhov to Kit de Waal, Donal Ryan explores the art of writing short fiction. Plus Chris Power on the best books for budding short story writers

Donal Ryan

14, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Art of the Glimpse edited by Sinead Gleeson review – 100 Irish short stories
A gloriously varied collection that gives voice to the forgotten and overlooked as well as the famous and familiar

Eithne Farry

13, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan review – a compassionate tale of homecoming
Five years after she went missing, a woman returns to rural Tipperary in a novel that explores all forms of love

Beejay Silcox

02, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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In brief: Strange Flowers; The Shadow King; The System – review
An explosive Tipperary-set thriller, a Booker-longlisted tale of women at war in Ethiopia, and a fascinating ‘biography’ of the internet

Ben East

16, Aug, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Donal Ryan on County Tipperary: 'My childhood was filled with vampires and ghosts'
The Costa-nominated novelist remembers his sheltered childhood in Newtown, among a family that valued books – even the dangerous ones

Donal Ryan

22, Dec, 2018 @11:00 AM

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From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan review – waves of compassion and anger
The lives of a Syrian refugee, a heartbroken carer and a crooked moneyman cross with poignant results

John Boyne

30, Mar, 2018 @6:30 AM

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From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan – review
The nature of empathy connects the stories of three men in this hard-hitting, uplifting novel

Alice O'Keeffe

11, Mar, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Donal Ryan: ‘Writing is like being gloriously drunk, and it’s always followed by a hangover of guilt’
The books interview: The award-winning author made headlines when he went back to his day job in the civil service. He talks about seeing ghosts and almost giving up writing

Justine Jordan

09, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Book reviews roundup: Beryl Bainbridge; All We Shall Know; The Wonder
What the critics thought of Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means by Brendan King; Donal Ryan’s All We Shall Know and The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

30, Sep, 2016 @5:00 PM

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All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan review – a modern-day Irish tragedy
This is an extraordinary portrait of adultery, loneliness and betrayal in a closed small town community

John Burnside

22, Sep, 2016 @8:00 AM

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All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan – review
The Irish writer’s third novel explores new territory – a foray into the Traveller community – but his protagonist lacks depth

Kevin Curran

28, Aug, 2016 @8:00 AM

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A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction
Dynamic, radical, often female … Irish fiction is flourishing. Gone is the conservative writing – all nostalgia and sexual repression – of the Celtic Tiger years. The writers of the new wave are original and bold

Justine Jordan

17, Oct, 2015 @7:00 AM

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