Thrillers. Historical Fiction. Heart-wrenching contemporary fiction. These Irish authors are writing some incredible stories that are worth plugging into:
Winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girlâ€™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
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 Heartâ€™s Invisible Furies
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 Oâ€™Farrellâ€™s life.
Listen to an excerpt I Am, I Am, I Am
â€śShe sprang from the womb and waved to the crowd. Then smiled and took a bow.â€ť 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 ofÂ IrelandÂ andÂ Shannon.
Listen to an excerpt Venetia Kellyâ€™s Traveling Show