Mary Costello grew up in Galway and now lives in Dublin. Her collection of stories, The China Factory, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. Her first novel, Academy Street, was named Book of the Year and Eason Novel of the Year by the 2014 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.
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"With extraordinary devotion, Mary Costello brings to life a woman who would otherwise have faded into oblivion.”—J. M. Coetzee
WINNER OF THE BORD GÁIS IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR...