Donal Ryan in conversation with Keith Hopper

20th July 2021, 12am

The ICC Digital Literary Festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.

This interview features author Donal Ryan in conversation with Keith Hopper.

About Donal Ryan

Donal is the author of 4 highly acclaimed novels – The Spinning Heart (2012), The Thing About December (2013), All We Shall Know (2016) and From a Low and Quiet Sea (2018). In addition to being longlisted for the Booker Prize, The Spinning Heart won Irish Book of the Year, Irish Book of the Decade, and The European Prize for Literature. From A Low and Quiet Sea was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. Donal has also published a collection of short stories, A Slanting of The Sun (2015) for which he won Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

In Donal’s interview he will be discussing his latest novel Strange Flowers (2020).

About Dr Keith Hopper

Keith is a lecturer in Literature, Film Studies, and Digital Humanities for Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education. He is the author of Flann O’Brien: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Post-modernist (revised edition, 2009), and general editor of the twelve-volume Ireland into Film series (2001-2007). Keith also co-edited a series of four books by and about the Irish writer Dermot Healy (2016).