Acts of Desperation

Acts of Desperation

The must-read novel

Reviews

  • Please believe the hype . . . Nolan's book describes a very particular experience and it does so with rare intelligence and courage . . . [Her] headlong, fearless prose feels like salt wind on cracked lips. You wince and you thrill.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Megan Nolan

Megan Nolan was born in 1990 in Waterford, Ireland and is currently based in New York. Her essays and reviews have been published by the New York Times, White Review, Guardian and Frieze amongst others. For her debut novel, Acts of Desperation, Nolan was the recipient of a Betty Trask Award, shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Ordinary Human Failings has been shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Nero Book Award for Fiction and the Gordon Burn Prize.
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