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Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin is the recipient of the John McGahern Award for Literature.

Previously shortlisted for The Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and The Sunday Business Post Short Story competition, Anne’s work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Stinging Fly, amongst others.

Anne's debut novel, When All Is Said, will be published in 2019 by Hodder's Sceptre imprint in the UK and Ireland, and St Martin's Press; Thomas Dunne Books imprint in the US and Canada. It will be translated into five other languages.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Anne Griffin recommends
Strange Flowers (2020)
Donal Ryan
"A book so exquisite in its language it pushes me to want to write better … you will love the quiet world of Paddy & Kit Gladney and all it is their daughter Moll brings to their door. Beautiful."
Home Stretch (2020)
Graham Norton
"[Graham Norton is a] king of the page turners... A total triumph."
Life Sentences (2021)
Billy O'Callaghan
"A book that stops you in your tracks so you can savour its utter beauty . . . O'Callaghan is amongst the finest storytellers and wordsmiths in Ireland today."
Before My Actual Heart Breaks (2021)
Tish Delaney
"Delaney's writing is a beautiful wave flowing lyrically through the life of Mary Rattigan. A touching tale of how one woman survives a tough beginning to eventually end up exactly where her heart belongs."
Diving for Pearls (2021)
Jamie O'Connell
"A compelling tale uncovering a world of secrets, injustice and, for the lucky few, escape."
Voting Day (2022)
Clare O'Dea
"O'Dea's storytelling is delicate, tender and insightful. The lives of four Swiss women in the 1950s are opened up to us with care and beauty. A work of fine historical fiction not to be missed."

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