Tana French

Tana French

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in Ireland
January 01, 1973




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Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theater, film and voice-over.


Average rating: 3.84 · 193,611 ratings · 20,577 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
In the Woods (Dublin Murder...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 99,262 ratings — published 2007 — 61 editions
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The Likeness (Dublin Murder...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 44,146 ratings — published 2008 — 47 editions
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Faithful Place (Dublin Murd...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 29,817 ratings — published 2010 — 50 editions
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Broken Harbour (Dublin Murd...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 22,131 ratings — published 2012 — 36 editions
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The Secret Place (Dublin Mu...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 472 ratings — expected publication 2014 — 8 editions
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Books to Die For
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Down These Green Streets: I...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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In the Woods The Likeness Faithful Place Broken Harbour The Secret Place
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July 2010, Tana French
"Ireland is a really young country as a nation...Our past is considered quite embarrassing. Now we're modern, we're hip, we're happening. We've got triple-foam Frappuccinos now; we're not living on potatoes and cabbage." ...More

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“I've always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you're over about twenty-five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he's not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he's into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags.”
Tana French, Faithful Place

“I am not good at noticing when I'm happy, except in retrospect.”
Tana French, In the Woods

“I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.”
Tana French, In the Woods


March's BotM 2nd Poll (Irish Settings)

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  15 votes 23.8%

  14 votes 22.2%

  13 votes 20.6%

  8 votes 12.7%

  7 votes 11.1%

  6 votes 9.5%

63 total votes
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