WRITING:







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








- BOOKS
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1.
MIDFIELD DYNAMO (stories)
The Lilliput Press, March 2021

* Longlisted for the 2021 Edge Hill Prize


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2.
A SABBATICAL IN LEIPZIG (novel)
The Lilliput Press, March 2020 and Autumn 2022 (with Tuskar Rock Press)

* Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award


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3.
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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- SHORT-FORM FICTION AND NON-FICTION


- EDITING