Donal Ryan
Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan is a novelist and short story-writer from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. He has won several national and international awards for his fiction, and has twice been nominated for the Booker Prize. His work has been adapted for stage and screen and translated into over twenty languages. Donal is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, where he lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children. The Queen of Dirt Island is his seventh book and was an instant number one bestseller in Ireland.

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Author: Donal Ryan | Narrator: Emma Lowe
Release Date: February 28, 2023
“From its opening pages, this book exerts a quiet, propulsive hold over its reader. The three generations of Aylward women will break your heart and then put it back together again.” –Maggie O'Farrell"This is a generous mosaic of a ...
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 Booker Prize 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, Martin Toppy,...