Paraic O’Donnell is a writer and of fiction, poetry and criticism.
His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, The Spectator, the Irish Times 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.
He lives in Wicklow, Ireland with his wife and two children, and can usually be found in the garden.
Selected praise for The Maker of Swans
‘Lavishly entertaining…strange and captivating.’
‘A major talent.’
‘A vividly imagined and deeply pleasurable gothic fantasy.’
– Financial Times
‘Sonorous, beautifully made…disquieting and unfathomable.’
– The Spectator
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