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Claire Kilroy

Ireland (b.1973)

Claire Kilroy's debut novel All Summer was described in The Times as 'compelling ... a thriller, a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts', and was awarded the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her second novel, Tenderwire was published to great acclaim in 2006, and was shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish novel of the Year as well as the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Educated at Trinity College, she lives in Dublin.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   All Summer (2003)
   Tenderwire (2006)
   All Names Have Been Changed (2009)
   The Devil I Know (2012)
   Soldier Sailor (2023)
Claire Kilroy recommends
Though the Bodies Fall (2023)
Noel O'Regan
"O'Regan writes with compassion, humour and imaginative force, signalling the arrival of a major new voice in Irish writing."

Award nominations
2024 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : Soldier Sailor

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