Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin. She studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University. EXCITING TIMES is her first novel, an excerpt from which was published in The Stinging Fly.
Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debutFiercely intelligent, brutally funny and written with such heart, Exciting Times announces an impressive new voice in literature.Read if you like Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth, Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Sunday Times StyleExciting Times, which was acquired in a seven-way bidding war, more than lives up to the hype ... It teems with insight around class, race, language and sexuality. Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives. - Irish TimesA love story about three expats in Hong Kong - teacher Ava, banker Julian, and the alluring Edith - and explores the nuances and uncertainties of modern love - Cosmopolitan, 'Best Books of 2020'A sharp, funny account of a contemporary relationship, told tenderly and with biting, bright insight.So wry, witty and insightfulDolan's debut lives up to the hype, a hypnotic tale of a young Irish woman adrift in Hong Kong and caught between two very different relationships. - The i newspaper