Fall in Love with Irish Debuts from Elaine Feeney and Annie Macmanus
As You Were by Elaine Feeney: Sinéad Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret. No-one knows it: not her fellow patients in a failing hospital, and certainly not her family. Discover this unforgettable, darkly funny novel about the power of friendship and the heartbreak of family life.
“Comic, heartfelt and full of characters who walk off the page. A superb, unforgettable debut.” Sinead Gleeson
Elaine Feeney lectures at The National University of Ireland, Galway. As You Were won the 2021 Kate O’Brien Award and was shortlisted for both the Rathbones Folio Prize and Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. She has published three collections of poetry.
Mother Mother by Annie Macmanus: One Saturday morning, TJ McConnell wakes up to find his mother, Mary, gone. Mother Mother takes us down the challenging road of Mary’s life while following TJ’s increasingly desperate search for her, as he begins to discover what has led her to this point.
“Prepare to fall in love with Mary, to want to reach right into the pages and hold her as a child and help her as an adult.” Sara Cox
Annie Macmanus is an internationally renowned DJ and broadcaster. She attended Queen’s University Belfast where she studied English Literature. Mother Mother is her first book.
This event will be chaired by writer Jessica Traynor, award-winning poet, creative writing teacher and dramaturg from Dublin.
This event is sponsored by Irish Writers Union.