""Kathleen MacMahon is a gifted storyteller, and her new novel is by turns bold, funny, wicked, unflinching, tender, wise – shot through with moments of luminous grace and a haunting revelatory power.""
  • Dawn Tripp
  • Author of 'Georgia'
""...an extraordinary gift and a voice that is entirely her own.""
  • Edel Coffey
""With great wit and humour, Kathleen MacMahon skillfully captures the nuances and complexities of relationships old and new" "
  • Catherine O’Flynn
  • Author
""MacMahon’s prose fizzes from page one, capturing the imagination and holding the reader." "
  • The Express
  • Vanessa Berridge
""Kathleen MacMahon writes with a confidence and ease and with an unerring sense of timing." "
  • Maeve Binchy
  • The Irish Times
"MacMahon is an extraordinarily self-disciplined writer. Her dialogue couldn't appear more naturalistic. Her prose couldn't be tighter; yet it could not appear more effortless or beautiful."
  • Sunday Independent
  • Lorraine Courtney

About the Author

Kathleen MacMahon is a writer and journalist. Her first novel, 'This is How it Ends' was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Book of the Year award, as well as two Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and was chosen by the public as runner-up in the RTÉ Liveline listener’s poll for Book of the Year 2012. Her second novel 'The Long, Hot Summer,' was published in 2015 with both critical and commercial success. A former radio and television journalist with Ireland’s national broadcaster, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters.


About the Books

Kathleen Mac Mahon's first novel, 'This is How It Ends,' caused a media sensation at the London Book Fair in 2011 when it was bought by the Little, Brown Book Group in the UK and Grand Central Publishing in the US. The book was translated into more than twenty languages, spent five weeks at the top of the bestseller lists in Ireland, and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice in the U.K.

Her second novel, 'The Long, Hot Summer,' was published to much acclaim in Ireland and the U.K. in 2015 and was a bestseller in Ireland. It will be published in the U.S. in July 2016 and has been warmly praised by authors and critics alike.

Praise for "This Is How It Ends"
"It's impossible to look away from this love story – it is unexpectedly quirky, grown-up but pleasingly whimsical. 'This is How It Ends' will leave you feeling utterly bereft to no longer be in its company."

The Guardian/Nicola Barr

Praise for "The Long, Hot Summer."
"Showbiz, politics, sex and death - this gorgeously written story tackles a lot of themes, all brilliantly done".

Sunday Mirror.

Praise for "The Long, Hot Summer."
"Engaging and immersive, this novel welcomes readers into the fascinating, dysfunctional heart of the MacEntee family."

Kirkus reviews.