There have been some stellar books published recently from Irish writers. Here are our some of our favourites to add to your summer reading list.
1. Madame Lazare by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
If you love suspense, mystery and a few good plot twists, go no further than Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin's award-winning Madame Lazare. Based in Paris, Brussels and the Aran Islands, the story brings the reader on a linguistically journey of secrets and half-truths.
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2.. An Fear Nach ndéanann Gáire le Mícheál Ó Conghaile
This imaginative collection of short stories brings the reader on a riotous journey into a surreal world. It sweeps us along in a whirlwind through stories that are at times dark, at other times awash with colour, and often laced with a sardonic humour.
3. An Hobad, aistrithe ag Nicholas Williams
If you loved Tolkien's cult classic, this translation by Professor Nicholas Williams will interest you. Williams has previously translated Alice in Wonderland and this beloved fantasy proves his superb skill in translation. The book includes all the drawings and maps by the author.
4. Bádh B'fhéidir le Seán Ó Muireagáin
Published by Éabhlóid, this collection of science fiction short stories by Belfast-born author Seán Ó Muireagáin blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction in its dystopian style.
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5. Bláth na dTulach
28 short stories from 28 Ulster authors, curated by writer Réaltán Ní Leannáin. This is a gorgeous book to dip in and out of. If you love listening to audiobooks, this book has a corresponding podcast in which you can listen to the stories and a short discussions with the author about their work.