Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin. She studied at Trinity College, followed by a master's in Victorian literature at Oxford. Her writing has featured in The Dublin Review and The Stinging Fly.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Naoise Dolan recommends
The Island Child (2020)
"I read The Island Child in a day, and I know I'll be coming back to it. It reads like a dream. Written in quietly sorcerous prose, this novel combines the uncluttered abstraction of a fable with the odd calamitous detail. Like the casts of fairy stories, Aitken's characters can stand for as much as you want them to--but they're also fully realised individuals who come to you through peeks and glances, so that without being able to pinpoint how it happened, you know them, and feel you always have. This is a thrillingly original debut, and I can't wait to see what Aitken does next."
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