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Fiona Gartland has been a journalist with The Irish Times for fourteen years and has covered many cases at the Criminal Courts of Justice and
at Family Court. She was shortlisted for the Francis McManus Short Story Competition on half a dozen occasions, has had stories broadcast
and has been published in magazines. Her first novel, In the Court’s Hands, was published in 2018.
She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.
Over one hundred years later, the annual Rose of Tralee International Festival was established, taking its inspiration from the 19th-century love song which tells the story of ‘Mary, the Rose of Tralee’.
‘A story Stephen King would have written if he’d grown up in Ireland – a read-in-one-sitting, sleep-with-the-lights-on sort of book’ Peadar Ó Guilín, author of The Call
“An intimate portrait of a young mother as she attempts to navigate the political and social complexities of early 20th century Dublin. Full of social and historical detail – but always warmly human” Catherine Dunne, author
Praise for about Sisterland ‘Compelling . . . reader beware – Big Sister is watching you’ Christine Dwyer Hickey ‘A beautifully extraordinary novel, very clever and brave’ Liz Nugent
Uninspired artist Katie's life in New York, and almost everyone in it, has been about as genuine as a Prada handbag from Chinatown. When it all comes crashing down she flees back to Ireland. There she finds her dormant artistic inspiration unexpectedly reignited in a small rural town.
How would you react if you were diagnosed with terminal cancer?
The First Time I Said Goodbye - Claire Allan