Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin. She studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University, and now lives in London. Exciting Times is her debut novel, an excerpt from which was published in The Stinging Fly.
Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut - Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALLFiercely intelligent, brutally funny and written with such heart, Exciting Times announces an impressive new voice in literature.Witty, compelling and with a razor-sharp social commentary. I guzzled it.A modern love story ... astute, sardonic and highly emotionally aware ... Heralding for sure a new star in Irish writing - Irish TimesDazzling ... So brilliantly executed ... Coming-of-age love is told in technicolour ... Banging lines follow banging lines. Your underlining pen destroys the pages ... With Exciting Times comes a rare and indeed exciting talent, a cacophony of our times, a treat for the socially distanced - Irish IndependentLucky us ... Exciting Times will brighten lockdown ... Very funny ... Extremely sharp ... Insightful and raw - ObserverA funny, smart, contemporary love story. Perfect for fans of Sally Rooney and Emma Jane Unsworth - Sunday Times StyleA sharp, funny account of a contemporary relationship, told tenderly and with biting, bright insight.