Ryan, Donal

Donal Ryan
Donal Ryan. Image source dublinbookfestival.com
Donal Ryan was born in Co Tipperary in 1976.
His novels are The Spinning Heart (Dublin, Lilliput, 2012/Hanover, NH, Steerforth Press, 2014), and The Thing About December (London, Doubleday Ireland, 2014/Steerforth Press, 2014).

The Spinning Heart won the the 2012 Irish Book Awards for Best Newcomer, and Book of the Year, The Guardian First Book Award, was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. The Thing About December was shortlisted for the 2013 Irish Book Awards.

He lives in Co Limerick.

Published on 28 Nov 2012
Author Donal Ryan reads from his book ‘The Spinning Heart’ in Kennys Bookshop, Galway, Ireland. 2012

Donal Ryan at Random House
Donal Ryan at The National Library of Ireland