The team here at Write By The Sea are delighted to see that Donal Ryan’s new novel From A Low Quiet Sea (love the marine connection!) is garnering such favourable critical responses, especially as we recall how Donal enthralled many with his interview at our festival last year. The Irish Times compared his new work to Joyce and referred to his ability to “blow attractive life into any number of characters, no matter how compromised, mean or dreary”. We wish both Donal and From A Low Quiet Sea bon voyage.