Adrian Duncan writes with emotional accuracy and what seems like effortless precision about work and exile, about buildings and cities. To his narratives, he brings a mixture of the exact and the visionary. To his characters, he brings a rawness of feeling combined with an urgent need for them to make sense of the world. Duncan's novels 'Love Notes from a German Building Site' and 'A Sabbatical in Leipzig', and his collection of stories 'Midfield Dynamo', make clear that he is an original voice, a writer who has come to recreate the world on his own terms.
- Colm Tóibín
... at the very forefront of writing in Ireland.
– Michael Cronin, The Irish Times
Adrian Duncan is one of the most interesting Irish writers at work today. Those who have read his novels, Love Notes from a German Building Site and A Sabbatical in Leipzig, will remember the peculiar way his protagonists see the world and the unusual shapes his narratives take as a result. It is as if the text is teaching you how to read anew.
– Niamh Donnelly, The Irish Independent
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LITTLE REPUBLICS: The Story of Bungalow Bliss (non-fiction)
The Lilliput Press (IRL), October 2022
* Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award
LOVE NOTES FROM A GERMAN BUILDING SITE (novel)
The Lilliput Press, Head of Zeus, April/October 2019 (Irish and UK versions)
* Winner of the John McGahern Book Prize, 2019, and shortlisted for the Dalkey Literary Awards Emerging Writer, 2020.
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