New Irish Writing

Sparks of Bright Matter by Leeanne O'Donnell - read an extract

We present an extract from Sparks of Bright Matter, the debut novel by radio documentary maker, podc...

Old Romantics by Maggie Armstrong - read an extract

We present an extract from Old Romantics, the debut short story collection by Maggie Armstrong, publ...

How To Soften Corners: Jennie Moran's philosophy of hospitality

How To Soften Corners is a new book from artist Jennie Moran - read an extract below. It tells the i...

Habitat by Catriona Shine - read an extract

We present an extract from Habitat, the debut novel from Catriona Shine, published by The Lilliput P...

When We Were Silent by Fiona McPhillips - read an extract

We present an extract from When We Were Silent, the debut thriller by Fiona McPhillips. Lou Manson i...

Seaborne by Nuala O'Connor - read an extract

We present an extract from Seaborne, the new novel by Nuala O'Connor, an intimate and thrilling port...

The Weather Girls by Sarah Webb - read an extract

We present an extract from The Weather Girls, the new book for younger readers by Sarah Webb; it's a...

The World's End by Karen Fitzgibbon - read an extract

We present an extract from The World's End, the new thriller by Karen Fitzgibbon. Grace Doran heads ...

Ravelling by Estelle Birdy - read an extract

We present an extract from Estelle Birdy's debut novel Ravelling, published by Lilliput Press. Ravel...

The Heart In Winter by Kevin Barry - read an extract

We present the opening passage from The Heart In Winter, the new novel by Kevin Barry. October, 1891...

Walled In By Hate: Kevin O'Higgins, His Friends and Enemies by Arthur Mathews - read an extract

We present an extract from Walled In By Hate: Kevin O'Higgins, His Friends and Enemies, the new book...

Mouthing by Orla Mackey - read an extract

We present an extract from Mouthing, the debut novel by Orla Mackey. Welcome to Ballyrowan. This sle...

Exile by Aimee Walsh - read an extract

Fiadh's life is turned completely upside down on a night out in Belfast. Pretty soon everyone has he...