Naoise Dolan

in Dublin, Ireland
April 14, 1992



Naoise Dolan is an queer, autistic, Irish writer born in Dublin. She studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University. Her first novel Exciting Times had an excerpt published in The Stinging Fly by Sally Rooney and became a Sunday Times bestseller. ...more

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Exciting Times

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Mother's Friend

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Love In the Time of Youth

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“You keep describing yourself as this uniquely damaged person, when a lot of it is completely normal. I think you want to feel special - which is fair, who doesn’t - but you won’t allow yourself to feel special in a good way, so you tell yourself you’re especially bad”
Naoise Dolan, Exciting Times

“I thought that if i let anyone in, they’d find out what was broken about me. And then not only would they know, i’d know too.”
Naoise Dolan, Exciting Times

“The truth is, you like Julian because he enables this perception you have of yourself as a detached person. Plenty of people are willing to offer you intimacy. That terrifies you. You prefer feeling like no one will ever love you.”
Naoise Dolan, Exciting Times

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