Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey started out as a short story writer who twice won the Listowel Writers’ Week short story competition as well as the prestigious Observer/Penguin short story competition. The first part of a trilogy of novels, The Dancer (1995), was shortlisted for the Kerry Ingredients/Listowel Writers’ Week Book of the Year Award and was followed by The Gambler (1996) and The Gatemaker (2000). Her bestselling novel Tatty (2007) was shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize. Last Train from Liguria (2009), set in Mussolini’s Italy and modern Ireland, was also a bestseller and was nominated for the Prix L’Européen de Littérature. Her latest novel The Cold Eye of Heaven (2011) won the Irish Kerry Group Book of the Year in June 2012. Christine Dwyer Hickey lives in Co. Dublin.

Books
© Turbine Forlag, 2012

Last Train from Liguria

Atlantic Books, 2009

In 1933, Bella Stuart leaves her quiet London life to move to Italy to tutor the child of a beautiful Jewish heiress and an elderly Italian aristocrat. Living at the family’s summer home, Bella's reserve softens as she comes to love her young charge and finds friendship with Maestro Edward, his enigmatic Irish music teacher. But as the decade draws to an end and fascism tightens its grip on Europe, the fact that Alec is Jewish places his life in grave danger. Bella and Edward take the boy on a terrifying train journey out of Italy — one they have no reason to believe any of them will survive.

Translated into

Danish

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Tatty

New Island, 2004

Set in Dublin between 1964 and 1974, Tatty is told from the point of view of the nearly five-year-old heroine of the title. With the brutal clarity and touching honesty of a child, Tatty adds layer after layer to paint the stunning portrait of a disintegrating alcoholic family, and of the child lost within it.

Translated into

Polish, Estonian

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