Holding Her Breath

Penguin Sandycove (June 2021) | Mariner Books (May 2022)

Shortlisted: An Post Irish Book Awards, Kate O’Brien Award, John McGahern Annual Book Prize

Reviews: Buzz, Hot Press, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, RTE Culture, Sunday Independent

Interviews: Hot Press, Irish Examiner, Irish Times, RTE’s Sunday With Miriam, Today FM’s The Last Word

A confident, textured, fluent novel … A pure joy’ 
NIAMH CAMPBELL

‘Through the dark sky of our times, Eimear Ryan arrives like a comet, a bright talent scorching through every page’ 
DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA

Brilliantly realised, gripping, and moving . . . This is absolutely the real thing’ KEVIN POWER

‘Written with a wonderful clarity and insight, Holding Her Breath lingers in the imagination. Beth’s unravelling and re-ravelling is drawn with great skill and empathy. A brilliant debut’ 
DONAL RYAN