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Deirdre Sullivan

  • 3 stars across 8 books

    Deirdre Sullivan is from Galway and is now living in Dublin, where she works as a teacher.



    Her hugely acclaimed Tangleweed and Brine , a collection of feminist retellings of classic fairytales, won the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Award in 2018 and Young Adult Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017. Previously, her novel Needlework had won the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children's Books Ireland Awards in 2017.



    Sullivan's Primrose Leary series was also widely praised; two of the Prim books were shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Awards; and the final one, Primperfect , was also shortlisted for the European Prize for Literature.

    30th May 2019

    Perfectly Preventable Deaths

    'Sullivan has an eye for the uncanny, a taste for the macabre, and a gift for beautiful prose. Perfectly Preventable Dea... More

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    25th February 2016

    Needlework

    A powerful and poetic novel from the multi-award-winning author of Tangleweed and Brine Ces longs to be a... More

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    30th March 2010

    Prim Improper

    The first book in the Primrose Leary trilogy from the multi-awarding author of Tangleweed and Brine. ... More

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    7th February 2013

    Improper Order

    The second installment of the Primrose Leary trilogy from the multi-awarding author of Tangleweed and Brine. ... More

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    5th June 2014

    Primperfect

    `I loved this book. It's funny and touching and smart and sharp. Buy it!' - Louise O'Neill , author of Asking for... More

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    5th July 2016

    Ming Goes to School

    Ming goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to old friend... More

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    7th September 2017

    Tangleweed and Brine

    A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland's leading writers for y... More

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    17th October 2017

    Ming and Her Poppy

    The stunning companion story to Ming Goes to School . Ming and Poppy's journey takes them over sidewalk crack... More

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