A Ghost in the Throat

“lush, lyrical prose that dazzles readers from the get-go… sumptuous, almost symphonic, in its intensity… As readers, we should be grateful for her boldness. Without it, we would not have had one of the best books of this dreadful year.”

– The Sunday Times

​​“Past versus present, blood versus milk, birth versus death, the Irish language versus the English: dichotomies abound, but the questions of women’s lived experiences and who history remembers link them all.”

– The Paris Review

I’m so pleased that ‘A Ghost in the Throat’ has been receiving such warm reviews since publication. It’s a delight to see how enthusiastically readers and reviewers have taken to the book – it’s even made its way into the bestseller charts. Míle buíochas ó chroí. I’m also grateful to Tramp Press for their support, and to all those who have welcomed this book into the world. If you’d like to purchase a copy, please pop in to your favourite bookshop, or you can order a signed copy online through Kenny’s, an independent family-run bookshop that offers free delivery here.

Signing books at Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway


“A book like this comes along once every few years and obliterates every clear definition of genre and form. I mean no exaggeration here: A Ghost in the Throat is astounding and utterly fresh… This is no tepid and stuffy reimagining of an 18th-century life. It is borne of great personal scholarship, without ever seeming polemical. This book has a long life ahead of it, burning bright and inspiring many.”

– The Irish Independent

“​A​​ raw and haunting read that lingers long in the mind.”

– Irish Examiner

“there is something that sets A Ghost in the Throat apart, an otherworldliness or older-worldliness… strange and beautiful.”

– The Irish Times

“​[This] ​beautifully written book skilfully combines the past and present to examine what it takes for women’s voices to be heard.” ​

– The Independent​

‘With luminous language and candid details, this book shimmers with honesty and scholarship. A truly original read.’

– The Sunday Independent

​​“An extraordinary piece of work”

– RTE Culture