Donal Ryan


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Donal Ryan is the author of the novels The Spinning Heart, The Thing About December, the short-story collection A Slanting of the Sun, and the forthcoming novel All We Shall Know. He holds a degree in Law from the University of Limerick, and worked for the National Employment Rights Authority before the success of his first two novels allowed him to pursue writing as a full-time career.

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The Spinning Heart

3.89 avg rating — 6,676 ratings — published 2012 — 37 editions
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From a Low and Quiet Sea

3.81 avg rating — 4,561 ratings — published 2018 — 19 editions
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All We Shall Know

3.87 avg rating — 3,350 ratings — published 2016 — 19 editions
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The Thing About December

3.92 avg rating — 1,853 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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Strange Flowers

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A Slanting of the Sun

3.98 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 2015 — 13 editions
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“People are better inside in your head. When you're longing for them, they're perfect.”
Donal Ryan, The Thing About December

“I wish to God I could talk to her the way she wants me to, besides forever making her guess what I’m thinking. Why can’t I find the words?”
Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart

“There's no man on this earth can even be assured he'll have a next day.”
Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart

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