6 Fantastic Listens from Irish Authors

Thrillers. Historical Fiction. Heart-wrenching contemporary fiction. These Irish authors are writing some incredible stories that are worth plugging into:

 

Faithful Place

Tana French’s story about a man returning to his hometown to investigate the disappearance of his former girlfriend, decades later, is hailed as one of “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” by The Washington Post.
Listen to an excerpt Faithful Place

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girl’s devastating adolescence as she and her brother, who suffers from a brain tumor, struggle for a semblance of normalcy in the shadow of sexual abuse, denial, and chaos at home.
Listen to an excerpt A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

The Heart's Invisible Furies
Author: John Boyne
Read By: Stephen Hogan

From bestselling author John Boyne comes a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland, as he grapples with his identity to discover who he is and where he came from.
Listen to an excerpt The Heart’s Invisible Furies

I Am, I Am, I Am

From a childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year to a terrifying ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter, this is an extraordinary memoir told entirely in near-death experiences that have punctuated Maggie O’Farrell’s life.
Listen to an excerpt I Am, I Am, I Am

TransAtlantic

Colum McCann’s New York Times bestselling novel brings us a profound meditation on identity and history through the memorable stories of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.
Listen to an excerpt TransAtlantic

Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show

“She sprang from the womb and waved to the crowd. Then smiled and took a bow.” And so we first meet Venetia Kelly, the beguiling actress at the center of this new, spellbinding, and epic novel by Frank Delaney, the bestselling author of Ireland and Shannon.
Listen to an excerpt Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show

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