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Claire Keegan
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Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan’s stories are translated into more than thirty-five languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Award and in 2020 was chosen by The Times as one of the top fifty works of fiction to be published in the twenty-first century. Small Things Like These was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize, awarded for the best work of literature, regardless of form, to be published in the English language. It won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the Ambassadors’ Prize and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.

Author Videos
Claire Keegan Booker Prize Interview
Sharon Horgan reads from Small Things Like These
Author Videos
Claire Keegan Booker Prize Interview
Claire Keegan Booker Prize Interview
Sharon Horgan reads from Small Things Like These
Sharon Horgan reads from Small Things Like These
Praise for Claire Keegan

‘‘Wastes not a word . . . Exquisite.’ ’

Hilary Mantel
Praise for Claire Keegan

‘‘Claire Keegan makes her moments real — and then she makes them matter.’ ’

Colm Tóibín
Praise for Claire Keegan

‘A genuine once-in-a-generation writer.’

Times
Praise for Claire Keegan

‘'Masterful . . . A timely and powerful book.’’

Irish Times
Praise for Claire Keegan

‘‘A restrained and intensely moral book, full of hope and love.’ ’

Observer
Praise for Claire Keegan

‘‘Goes straight to the heart – it is both precise and beautiful. A true gift of a book.’ ’

Andrew O'Hagan
Quotes from Claire Keegan

‘He thought of her daily kindnesses, of how she had corrected and encouraged him, of the small things she had said and done and had refused to do and say and what she must have known, the things which, when added up, amounted to a life.’

Small Things Like These
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