Keane on Books: Get creative writing at the Irish Writers Center and Red Line Festival

In addition to the heatwave, I also brought home some book recommendations from my vacation.

from a pastry beach in Biarritz, I was transported to Renaissance Italy in Maggie O’Farrell’s stunning new work The portrait of marriage. The incomparable Donald Ryan introduced me to his The Queen of Dirt Island, while 1980s Rhode Island was Don Winslow’s crack backdrop city ​​on fire.