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Naoise Dolan



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
 
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The Island Child (2020)
Molly Aitken
"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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little scratch (2020)
Rebecca Watson
"Confident and vital. . . little scratch is an absolute gift."
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Heaven (2021)
Mieko Kawakami
"Heaven is told with astonishing frankness and economy. It will cut through all your defences down to every layer of fear, isolation, hope and need you’ve ever felt. The central pair of fourteen year old outcasts reckon with pain, belonging and the search for meaning in a way that’s heartbreaking and compelling. Mieko Kawakami is a genius."
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None of This Is Serious (2022)
Catherine Prasifka
"An extraordinary novel. None of This Is Serious brilliantly explores the impossibility to "come of age" in end times, where screens are so contiguous to experience that no-one is ever truly online or offline. She writes truthfully and with affectless nuance about the labyrinthine workings of friend groups and the defences women scramble for in a world that still hates us."

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