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An Interview with Donal Ryan

Donal RyanDonal Ryan’s debut novel, The Spinning Heart, was voted the 2012 Irish Book of the Year, won the Guardian First Book Award in 2013, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize and was a finalist for the 2014 IMPAC Literary Award.

Additionally, The Spinning Heart was a number one bestseller in Ireland and a Boston Globe bestseller in the US. He is a Tipperary native and holds a law degree from the University of Limerick.

Donal has accepted the 2015 Arts Council Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the University of Limerick, where, with Joseph O’Connor and Giles Foden, he teaches Creative Writing. In September 2015, Donal Ryan’s first short story collection, A Slanting of the Sun, will be released worldwide.

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