Donal Ryan

From a Low and Quiet Sea
  • From a Low and Quiet Sea

  • Donal Ryan

    ***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018***

    ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018***

    'Beautiful and affecting' David Nicholls

    'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel' RODDY DOYLE

    Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war.

    Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe.

    John’s past torments him as he nears his end.

    The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

Donal Ryan is from Nenagh in County Tipperary. He is the award-winning author of four novels and one short story collection. A former civil servant, Donal lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. He lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children.