Donal Ryan’s literary workshops

Donal Ryan
As part of the Leaves literary festival taking place in November, on Friday November 8 there will be a number of workshops in schools.

As part of the Leaves literary festival taking place in November, on Friday November 8 there will be a number of workshops in schools.

Author Donal Ryan will be visiting Mountrath Community School and will give a workshop and reading on The Spinning Heart.

Donal is from Nenagh and he currently lives in Limerick with his wife Anne Marie and their two young children. Donal’s debut novel, The Spinning Heart, is co-published by The Lilliput Press and Doubleday Ireland. The Spinning Heart won overall Book of the Year at the 2012 Irish Book Awards. Donal also won Newcomer of the Year for 2012. The Spinning Heart has been longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

Donal’s second novel, The Thing About December, will be published in Autumn 2013.