Book List in Order:21 titles

  • There is one thing you must never lose sight of. No matter what life deals you, promise me that you will strive tooth and nail for the right to be happy. Having surrendered her happiness to raise her children, Eva Fitzgerald ...


  • Bolger's spellbinding novel is based on a real-life rescue in 1943, when the MV Kerlogue's crew risked their lives to save 168 drowning German sailors. The story is seen through the eyes of Jack, a boy who followed his father to sea, and finds himsel...


  • The third Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction anthology successfully captures the voice of a new and emerging literary generation in Ireland. The book has proven to be an excellent platform for launching upcoming talent, and consists of a selection of the...


  • 'Phone the cops or phone Alice. But just don't expect life to ever be the same after you make that call.' When two neighbouring Dublin couples decide to cooperate in building a townhouse that straddles their gardens, they have no idea that its constr...


  • While a floundering Irish government clings to its illusion of power and an international troika waits in the wings, Martin - a mid-ranking civil servant - finds himself alone in a Beijing hotel: a superfluous accessory in a delegation accompanying a...



  • A classic Bolger novel, following the lives of three women.Set in the grimy backstreets and suburbs of Dublin. Bolger has often used a woman’s voice to tell his story, and this novel is no exception; we follow the lives of three women – a Victori...








  • For Alison Gill, mother of three young children, this year's much-needed family holiday at Fitzgerald's Hotel on the southeast coast of Ireland should be, as ever, absolute paradise. So when a work crisis forces her husband to return to Dublin, she i...


  • 'Each story stands alone but also makes up the vivid picture of life in Dublin's newly refurbished Finbar's Hotel ...funny and poignant' Sunday Mirror 'Finbar's Hotel is back, this time with a stellar cast of women writers and a lick of paint ...But ...


  • Seven beloved Irish writers join forces to describe the revival of a legendary Dublin hotel, in lively, interconnected stories by Maeve Binchy, Clare Boylan, Emma Donoghue, Anne Haverty, +ilis Nf DHuibhne, Kate O'Riordan, and Deirdre Purcell. Origina...



  • Published to mark twenty-five years of the Hennessy Literary Awards, this landmark anthology charts the emergence of this latest generation of young Irish writers whose voices will continue to enrich Irish literature well into the next century. Ciara...


  • This dazzling anthology, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger, is a splendidly comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection of the finest recent fiction from a nation of master storytellers. This collection of astonishing breadth reveals a literat...


  • Michael grows into a reclusive young man who works in a Dublin library. He is unable to free himself from a shoe fixation which is now a torment as well as a relief. The author's first two novels received the AE Memorial Award, The Macauley Fellowshi...



  • A splendid, entertaining, and sometimes surprising gift book. Includes short stories by: Anne Devlin, Brian Lynch, Pat McCabe, John McGahern, Bernard MacLaverty, Michael McLaverty, Aisling Maguire, Frank O'Connor, Sean O'Faolain, James Plunkett, Will...


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    Finbar's Hotel is a novel written by seven of Ireland's leading novelists including Roddy Doyle and Colm Toibin. The story is centred around the occupants of an imaginary hotel in Dublin and each of the authors have written an unidentified chapter, l...


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    Over the past 20 years, an explosion of contemporary Irish writing has forced its way onto the literary scene. This book contains Irish fiction published since 1968, arranged in the chronological order of the period in which the work is set....