Recent Fiction from NUI Galway Graduates

While this year publishers' schedules are still being disrupted by the pandemic, it is always worthwhile to catchup on some amazing recent fiction from NUI Galway graduates. 

John Patrick McHugh's debut collection of stories, Pure Gold, set in Achill have been published to great acclaim. John has also secured a major UK publishing deal.

Ryan Denis, who completed an MA in Writing and PhD at NUI Galway, published his debut novel, The Beasts they Turned Away with Epoque Press.

Just to mention two novels that are out a little while but have received sustained attention. Elaine Feeney's, debut novel As You Were, published at the start of the pandemic, recently won the Kate O'Brien award.  E.M. Reapy followed up her first book, Red Dirt with the well received novel, Skin

Finally, Nuala O'Connor worked in the Medical Library in NUI Galway at the start of her writing career and has gone on to great success. Her new novel Nora: a Love Story of Nora and James Joyce has just been published.

Follow the title links to check availability on our Library Catalogue and please let us know if we have missed any other new titles by our graduates. 

Collection Development

12th April 2021