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Donal Ryan is the author of The Spinning Heart, The Thing about December, and A Slanting of the Sun, which have all been published to major acclaim. The Spinning Heart won the Guardian First Book Award, the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland), and An Post Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. Donal holds a writing fellowship at the University of Limerick. He lives with his wife, Anne Marie, and their two children just outside of Limerick.
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