My Portrait by Legendary John Minihan

I’ll be heading to Dublin on Friday September 26 for the launch of First Lines: Irish Author Portraits by John Minihan.

John Minihan is the legendary photographer known for his wonderful portraits of Beckett in Paris. John has been taking portraits of Irish authors which have been made into postcards with the first lines from their work on the other side. I’m honoured to part of it and to celebrate the work of Literature Ireland.

I saw John last weekend where he is the resident photographer at Cork Short Story Festival and am looking forward to seeing him again at this event.

Literature Ireland have been hugely supportive of me, helping to fund translations of my The Good Son into French, German, Hungarian and Russian. A crucial organisation for the translation and promotion of Irish writers abroad.

The other writers featured in the series are Colin BarrettSara Baume, Gavin Corbett, Rob DoyleAudrey MageeMike McCormackLisa McInerneyDanielle McLaughlinAlan McMonagle, Conor O’Callaghan and Sally Rooney.

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One of the portraits by John Minihan

Winner of The Polari Prize & The McCrea Literary Award
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more. ”
Bailey’s Prize-winner Lisa McInerney
“A triumph of storytelling. An absolute gem.”
Donal Ryan

 

Danielle McLaughlin explores The Good Son

Danielle McLaughlin explores The Good Son and the story that inspired it.

One of Ireland’s finest short story writers examines how I developed my short story, What I Did On My Summer Holidays, into ‘a captivating and poignant book’.

Click to read.

New Book Cover

Currently longlisted for The Polari Prize
Chosen as
Brighton’s City Reads 2016
Shortlisted: The Guardian’s
‘Not The Booker’ Prize
Shortlisted:
The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award
Finalist for The People’s Book Prize
ELLE Magazine
Best Books of 2015
The Irish Independent Top Reads of 2015
The Reading Agency Staff Picks Best of 2015
Wales Arts Review –
Fiction of the Year
Number 1 Beach Read
The Pool
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Gransnet Best Christmas Read for 2015
Savidge Reads and Pam Reader Blogs Books of the Year