Contemporary Irish writer
Keith Ridgway is a Dubliner and the author of the novels The Long Falling, The Parts and Animals, as well as the collection of stories Standard Time and the novella Horses. His books have won awards and acclaim in Ireland and internationally and are translated widely. He lived in North London for eleven years but now lives in Dublin. New Directions published his latest novel—Hawthorn & Child—in September 2013.
“Breathtakingly unpredictable and unapologetically strange. And the writing is perfectly assured and elegant.”
“Hawthorn & Child has all the moody stuff of the detective genre, but no suspects, no clues, no resolution. The novel becomes an impressionistic portrait of the London they see. ”