Donal Ryan is from County Tipperary.
His first two novels and this short story collection have all been published
to critical acclaim. In haunting and often startling prose, he captures the
brutal beauty of the human heart in its hopes and failings. Tonight’s story is from his collection A Slanting
of the Sun, the title story of which won the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
at the BGÉ
Irish Book Awards 2015.