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Winner of the First Novel Award


Nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

A Barnes and Noble Summer 2012 Discover Great New Writers Pick

“Malarky is a terrific read, a brilliant collision of heartbreak and hilarity written in a voice that somehow seems both feral and perfectly controlled. Anakana Schofield’s Our Woman takes a cool nod at Joyce, then goes her own way in one of the most moving and lyrical debut novels I’ve read.”—Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

“A caustic, funny and moving fantasia of an Irish mammy going round the bend.”
Emma Donoghue, author of ROOM

“Anakana Schofield is part of a new wave of wonderful Irish fiction—international in scope and electrically alive.”—Colum McCann, author of Transatlantic

“Mid-guffaw you may find that you’ve taken it all most intensely to heart.” —Helen Oyeyemi, author of Mr Fox

“Good writing and dark wit always excite me and they come together thrillingly in this book. It has a quiet grip on the strangeness of the interior and exterior worlds of love and politics. I delighted in the writing and the scope.”—Jenny Diski, author of What I Don’t Know About Animals.

“Clever, witty, imaginative and intriguing, Malarky is a stunning debut from an exceptionally good writer.” The Irish Times

CBC Books 10 Canadian Writers to Watch: 2012


Named on 16 Best Books of 2012 lists