• "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