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Billy O'Callaghan
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Billy O'Callaghan

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Billy O’Callaghan is the author of the critically acclaimed novel My Coney Island Baby, which has been translated into eight languages and was shortlisted for the Encore Award 2020. The title story in his short-story collection The Boatman and Other Stories was shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award. He lives in Douglas, a village on the edge of Cork City.

Books by Billy O'Callaghan

Life Sentences

A sweeping historical epic about one Irish family's fight for survival - the most ambitious novel yet from the Costa-shortlisted writer, for fans of Colm Toibin and Sebastian Barry

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The Boatman and Other Stories

The poignant short story collection from the Costa-shortlisted Irish writer who ‘grips from the opening page’ (Bernard MacLaverty)

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My Coney Island Baby

An exquisite, heart-breaking novel about the end of an affair by an new Irish voice

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