Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan is the author of four bestselling novels and a short story collection. He has won numerous awards, among them the European Union Prize for Literature, the Guardian First Book Award, and three Irish Book Awards. He was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for his fourth novel, From A Low And Quiet Sea. His work has been adapted for stage and screen and translated into over twenty languages. The Spinning Heart was voted Irish Book of the Decade in 2016 in a nationwide poll run by Dublin Book Festival. His sixth book, Strange Flowers, will be published worldwide in Spring, 2020. Donal lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

Works:
The Spinning Heart (2012)
The Thing about December (2013)
A Slanting of the Sun: Stories (2015)
All We Shall Know (2016)
From a Low and Quiet Sea (2018)

Recognition:
2012: Irish Book Awards, winner, Newcomer of the Year (The Spinning Heart)
2012: Irish Book Awards, winner, Book of the Year (The Spinning Heart)
2013: Irish Book Awards, shortlist, Novel of the Year (The Thing About December)
2013: Booker Prize, longlist (The Spinning Heart)
2013: Guardian First Book Award, winner (The Spinning Heart)
2014: International Dublin Literary Award, shortlist (The Spinning Heart)
2015: European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland), winner (The Spinning Heart)
2015: Irish Book Awards, winner, Short Story of the Year (A Slanting Of The Sun)
2016: Irish Book Awards, shortlist, Novel of the Year (All We Shall Know)
2016: Dublin Book Festival, winner, Irish Book of the Decade (The Spinning Heart)
2018: Man Booker Prize, longlist (From a Low and Quiet Sea)
2018: Irish Book Awards, shortlist, Novel of the Year (From a Low and Quiet Sea)
2018: Costa Book Awards, shortlist, (From a Low and Quiet Sea)
2019: Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, longlist, (From a Low and Quiet Sea)