Paraic O’Donnell is a writer of fiction, poetry and criticism.

His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, the Irish Times, Winter Papers and elsewhere. His first novel, The Maker of Swans, was named the Amazon Rising Stars Debut of the Month for February 2016, and was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in the Newcomer of the Year category.

His most recent novel, The House on Vesper Sands, was a Guardian and Observer book of the year for 2018. It will be published in the US by Tin House in 2021.


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Press and publicity

Francesca Pearce, Senior Publicity Manager, Orion Books (UK)

Becky Kraemer, Publicity Director, Tin House (US)

Plunkett PR (Ireland)


You can send other enquiries to info@paraicodonnell.com.