The Irish Times has put together a list of the best fiction about the war of independence, which was reaching a truce 100 years ago this week.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/best-fiction-of-the-irish-war-of-independence-1.4556275

I would definitely include a few more. Roddy Doyle’s A Star called Henry. The End of the Hunt by Thomas Flanagan. 1921 by Morgan LLwellyn (even though her publishers have bizarrely dubbed it “Ireland Civil War”).

Keep an eye on my Pinterest board, where I’ll be making more recommendations.

And if you read only one, make it Fallen by my old friend and colleague at UCD Lia Mills. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H7O87W0

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