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All Names Have Been Changed

Claire Kilroy

The intense, unnerving third novel from an exciting young author, who combines real commerical narrative drive with prize-winning potential.

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Set in the Dublin of the mid 1980s – gripped by a heroin epidemic and light years from the post EU economic boom of today – All Names Have Been Changed tells the story of a small group of mature students on a writing course at Trinity, who become dangerously obsessed with their tutor, a notorious writer.

Brilliantly exploring the shifting group dynamic, as events spiral ever further out of control, this is a novel of considerable verve and ambition. Following earlier forays into the worlds of art restoration and classical music, it is further evidence of a writer with a natural gift for narrative and atmosphere.


Claire Kilroy’s debut novel All Summer was described in The Times as ‘compelling … a thriller, a confession and a love story framed by a meditation on the arts’, and was awarded the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her second novel, Tenderwire was shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Novel of the Year and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.…

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