Donal Ryan for The Irish Times

Donal Ryan: ‘To be honest, the reason I became a writer was to impress my wife’

I interviewed novelist and short story writer Donal Ryan for The Irish Times. He talks about writing and his new novel All We Shall Know. You can read it here.

Donal’s first published novel The Spinning Heart was shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, won The Guardian First Book Award, the EU Prize for Literature and Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. The Thing About December was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and his short story The Slanting of the Sun won the Short Story of the Year Award.