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Paraic O’Donnell is a writer and poet. His first novel, The Maker of Swans, will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in March 2016.

He lives in Wicklow, Ireland with his wife and two children, and can usually be found in the garden.

Praise for Paraic O’Donnell’s writing

Paraic O’Donnell has entertained us for the past year or so with his wit and imagination. I can’t wait to read him at greater length.

Linda Grant, author of the Booker-shortlisted The Clothes on their Backs

“The prose [has] a sense beyond cleverness of something with a life of its own, something poignant yet barbed and at the same time playful.”

George Szirtes, translator and poet, whose collection Reel won the 2004 T.S. Eliot Prize

“Paraic O’Donnell’s writing is welcoming but rigorous, potent but funny. I read him with a combination of envy and gratitude.”

John Self, critic and literary blogger.

“There is literally no one better at Twitter than Paraic O’Donnell.”

Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring


Paraic O’Donnell is represented by Lucy Luck of Aitken Alexander Associates.


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