Donal Ryan
Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan is the author of The Spinning Heart, The Thing about December, and A Slanting of the Sun, which have all been published to major acclaim. The Spinning Heart won the Guardian First Book Award, the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland), and An Post Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. Donal holds a writing fellowship at the University of Limerick. He lives with his wife, Anne Marie, and their two children just outside of Limerick. 

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Author: Donal Ryan |
Release Date: February 28, 2023
"This is a generous mosaic of a novel about the staying power of love and pride and history and family."-- Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon and Let The Great World Spin  From the multi-award-winning and internationally bestselling aut...
ISBN: 9780593670866
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Author: Donal Ryan | Narrator: Donna Nikolaisen
Release Date: June 15, 2021
AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD NOVEL OF THE YEARLonglisted for the Dublin Literary Awards“Mr. Ryan writes conspicuously beautiful prose… The fleeting happiness and abiding melancholy of the asymmetry, heightened by the intimately rendered surr...
Author: Donal Ryan | Narrator: Sonya Macari
Release Date: July 04, 2017
A breathtaking and redemptive novel from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author Donal Ryan Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. At 33 years-old, she finds herself pregnant with the child of a 17 year-old Traveller boy, Marti...