13 Fantastic Contemporary Irish Writers

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with these Irish books

Although there are many creative ways to celebrate St. Patrick's day (including enjoying the chocolate and Guinness cake that our resident Irish staff member made today), one of our favourites is to curl up with a wonderful book from a great contemporary Irish writer.

Irish literature, though historically strong, has flourished once again in the last decade or so, making the Emerald Isle a thrilling place to watch if you're a book lover. Why not give one of these books a try today, to celebrate St. Patrick and everything Irish? 

Fox, Swallow, Scarecrow By Eilis Ni Dhuibhne

5. Fox, Swallow, Scarecrow

Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
Love and Summer by William Trevor

6. Love and Summer

William Trevor
Emma Brown By Clare Boylan

7. Emma Brown

Clare Boylan
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

8. Brooklyn

Colm Toibin
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