BOOKS: This Month’s Irish Must-Reads


Check out these Irish must-read books to add to your book list this month.


The Privileged by Emily Hourican (Hachette, €17), out April 7.

The debut novel by IMAGE contributor and author of How to (Really) be a Mother sees three school friends grow up close only to have their friendship tested by a terrible incident.


Under the Rose by Julia O’Faolain (Faber & Faber, €18), out now.

A diverse and beautifully written collection of 20 stories by the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author, and one of the most important Irish writers of the last half-century.

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Vertigo by Joanna Walsh (Tramp Press, €10), out now

A stunning collection of short stories by writer, illustrator and cultural commentator Joanna Walsh, founder of the#ReadWomen hashtag. Walsh’s stories are little snapshots of life in the everyday. 

This article originally appeared in the April issue of IMAGE Magazine.

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