“[One] of Ní Dhuibhne’s many gifts is her ability to make the old stories new and fresh.” Read the full review by Martina Evans online at The Irish Times.
“What gives this novel its power is not the literal subject matter of the book, which often threatens to overtake the prose in its tedium, but instead the artful language that invites us to meditate conceptually on the simple life Read on! →
The most overused epithet for an underrated writer is that she is a writer’s writer; that is to say that only other writers would be interested in her work for their own obscure and crafty reasons. Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s work Read on! →
“A master of the short story gives us a clearer view of Ireland down the ages” You can read the full review here.
“It’s among the most powerful and funny American novels I know.” This review is part of Garner’s “American Beauties” column where he “writes about undersung American books of the past 75 years.” You can read the review here.
“Scar is, in its oddities — including how very much it is not your typical stalker-type novel — an intriguing work.” You can read the complete review here.
The Part of Me That Isn’t Broken Inside is exceptionally well done, a novel that seems to meander almost aimlessly along with its self-indulgent narrator yet is a tight and profound exploration of human hurt and intimate relationships. An impressive work. Read on! →
Relies a bit too much on some melodramatic turns, but otherwise … City of Ulysses is a fine — and, in places, very good — novel of an artist life, as well as an effective account of the times and changes Read on! →
“Woodall’s stark, lucid yet powerfully figurative prose has to embrace both the word and the image. Real and breathing portraits of suppurating human life and detailed descriptions of the cruelty and mental torture of alienated labour are all there in November.” Read the Read on! →
“An even more unabashedly autobiographical work than Higgins’s other path-breaking works in the form, the last word in a series of increasingly risky and valuable works which collectively reveal that ‘life is a story told’.” You can read the full Read on! →