• As a writer, Dowd appears to be incapable of a jarring phrase or a lazy metaphor. Her sentences sing, each note resonates with an urgent humanity of the sort that cannot be faked

  • The work of an outstanding writer

    The Sunday Times
  • A captivating first love affair, a hilarious red herring and profound truths about politics and family add up to a novel set to win awards in the coming year

  • An unflinchingly honest and brave novel

    Irish Independent
  • Only two months in, and I may have already found my favourite book of the year. Siobhan Dowd's Bog Child is an astonishing read and the kind of book that holds you in a trance

    The Bookseller

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