The Thing about December by Donal Ryan

Posted by Guy Pringle, 27th November 2013

This book reeks of cowshit and . . . it’s brilliant! Anybody who’s ever tiptoed across a farmyard, hoping to reach the other side with their footwear unsullied, would recognize the Cunliffe’s farm in Tipperary. Johnsey is our hero, a big, quiet late adolescent with Special view...

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One for the money, two for the show . . .

Posted by Guy Pringle, 15th November 2013

Great to see two recent faves on the shortlist for the Guardian First Book Award as reported by The Bookseller:   Donal Ryan is the only man on the shortlist with novel The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland), which has already achieved success at the 2012 Irish Book Awards, winning view...

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