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Ronan Ryan

Ronan Ryan’s debut novel, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice, was named by the Irish Independent Review as one of their Books of the Year and was a finalist for The Lascaux Prize in Fiction. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Irish Times, Banshee, The New Guard, and The Honest Ulsterman, and was a finalist for the Machigonne Fiction Contest and a two-time finalist for the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction. He has also won bursary awards in literature from the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council, and the CCI/The Well Review Award. He was a Writer in Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and the Kerouac House in Orlando, and will hold an upcoming residency at the Heinrich Böll Cottage on Achill Island.


“Closing her eyes, she pictured Abbie in the funeral home.” Grieving the death of her best friend, a young woman travels to Singapore to stay with an aunt she barely knows.

Ronan Ryan