Paraic O'Donnell

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Paraic O'Donnell

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Paraic O’Donnell's 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.

Praise for The Maker of Swans

‘Lavishly entertaining…strange and captivating.’

The Independent

‘At its best, the prose is glorious, combining an ear for deep cadences of language with a phenomenal acuity of vision…O’Donnell is clearly a major talent.’

The Guardian

‘A vividly imagined and deeply pleasurable gothic fantasy.’

Financial Times

‘Ambitious and original.’

The Irish Times

‘Extraordinarily readable…almost cinematic.’

Irish Independent

‘There’s sufficient invention and engaging strangeness to keep the reader enfolde
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Average rating: 3.42 · 340 ratings · 72 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Maker of Swans

3.42 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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The House on Vesper Sands

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2018 — 2 editions
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