“When all is said” is the debut novel of Anne Griffin and it has topped the Irish Independents bestselling Books on Saturday last. Considering its was launched only last month, this novel is fast becoming a bestseller and a proof of the writing talents of this local author.
High praise for this debut novel comes from well known names including:-
“Anne Griffin’s debut novel is a must read. Beautifully observed, masterful storytelling – stunning!!” Graham Norton
“An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.” John Boyne
When All Is Said catches a world in a moment. Maurice Hannigan is a wonderful invention, whose bitter-sweet meditations will stay long in the reader’s mind. Anne Griffin has fashioned a rare jewel.” John Banville
When all is said
“A tale of a single night. The story of a lifetime.
If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said and done?
This is the story of Maurice Hannigan, who, over the course of a Saturday night in June, orders five different drinks at the Rainford House Hotel. With each he toasts a person vital to him: his doomed older brother, his troubled sister-in-law, his daughter of fifteen minutes, his son far off in America, and his late, lamented wife. And through these people, the ones who left him behind, he tells the story of his own life, with all its regrets and feuds, loves and triumphs.
Beautifully written, powerfully felt, When All Is Said promises to be the next great Irish novel.” ( Goodreads)
Anne Griffin is the recipient of the John McGahern Award for Literature.
Previously shortlisted for The Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and The Sunday Business Post Short Story competition, Anne’s work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Stinging Fly, among others.
Anne’s debut novel, ‘When All Is Said’, is published by Hodder’s Sceptre imprint in the UK and Ireland, and St Martin’s Press’ Thomas Dunne Books imprint in the US and Canada. It will be translated into five other languages.
When All Is Said is available in local bookshops “Just Books” and “Easons Mullingar”.
Further information : http://annegriffinwriter.com/