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Irish Embassy Washington DC

Washington DC has always been a place close to my heart. It is a beautiful city – lots of green space, no tall buildings and fabulous museums but every time I visit I get the sense that anything is achievable there. Perhaps it is the omnipresence of power in the air or maybe...

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Interview with Ryan

For many years Susan struggled with a fear of public speaking but knew it was something she had to conquer. She joined Ryan in studio to talk about facing her fear and overcoming it with the help of Toastmasters.   http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F21317311%5F20433%5F%5F

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Longlisted for the Annie McHale Award!

I’m thrilled skinny to see The King of Lavender Square sitting alongside these gems. Together we make the longlist for The Annie McHale Debut Novel of the Year 2017 Award. Shortlist to be announced in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed!

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Blog entry January 14

Hello there January already! I know it’s a bit late and we’re well into January and all that but Happy New Year anyway. I hope you’d a fabulous Christmas and read lots while dipping into your selection boxes and boxes of Roses. I’m only getting back to the blog...

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Sunday Independent

A Dublin-based writer originally spotted by a literary editor who discovered John Grisham and Maeve Binchy has finally made it into the bookshops after her first novel was turned down. Susan Ryan was inspired by the support she received from Rosie de Courcy, an editor at a London literary...

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Newstalk interview

Author Susan Ryan on “The King of Lavender Square” We talk to author Susan Ryan about her new book “The King of Lavender Square”      

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Mail on Saturday

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Blog Entry November 4th

Hello there I was in hospital a week back for a very minor yoke and the kind woman who was doing all the form filling and box ticking asked me what my profession was. I said “novelist” and then went bright red before realising that I didn’t need to...

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