Paraic O’Donnell

Writer & Poet

Paraic O’Donnell is a writer of fiction, poetry and criticism.

His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, The Spectator, the Irish Times and elsewhere. His first novel, The Maker of Swans, was named the Amazon Rising Stars Debut of the Month for February 2016, and was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in the Newcomer of the Year category.

His most recent novel, The House on Vesper Sands, was a Guardian and Observer book of the year for 2018.


Creepy Victorians

The Masonic Lodge

You think they are prudish, straight laced and dull, but they were anything but. Come to this wonderful, quirky event exploring the violence, depravity and deviancy of the era which is widely misunderstood. Sex, drugs and no self-control, come and listen to the untold story of your ancestors. With Paraic O’Donnell, Dean Ruxton and Nuala […]