7 Irish Writers You Need to Know

You know Colm Tóibín and Emma Donohue. We suggest reading the works of some new talent out of the Emerald Isle.

Irish Writers

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Of course, we all know famed Irish writers James Joyce, W. B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett. And then, of course, there’s the more recent group: Colm Toibin, Emma Donohue, Frank McCourt, Anne Enright, Tana French and Colum McCann. But we suggest you branch out and pick up a book by a brand-new talent out of Ireland. These 7 writers are definitely ones to watch. Their works of fiction and nonfiction are, in turns, gripping, moving and unputdownable.


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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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