Christine Dwyer Hickey

  • Novelist
  • Short Story Writer
  • Playwright

Christine Dwyer Hickey was born in Dublin and is a novelist and short story writer. Her latest novel The Narrow Land (2019) won two major prizes in the year 2020 – the Walter Scott Prize for Literary Fiction and the inaugural Dalkey Literary Award. 2020 also saw her novel Tatty (2004) chosen as UNESCOs Dublin One City One Book.


The Narrow Land

This is a story about loneliness and regret and the attempt to hold onto the American Dream in the post-war era. It is also the story of a troubled marriage and a fictional study of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.


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Praise for The Narrow Land

Niall McMonagle  – Watch now
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In Conversation With Helen Meany

Christine Dwyer Hickey discusses The Narrow Land with Helen Meany – Watch now



Christine Dwyer Hickey


In Conversation With

August 21

Festival of Writing and Ideas

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

12:20 : The Inheritance of Guilt: Christine Dwyer Hickey in conversation with Olivia O’Leary. 17:55: Radical Empathy: Christine Dwyer Hickey and Ruairi McKiernan discuss the power of narrative.

June 2

Listowel Writers’ Week 2021

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Journalist and Broadcaster Deirdre Walsh in conversation with novelist Christine Dwyer Hickey will take you through the process. Location, characters, plot, structure, research and, what to do when you finally reach....The End.

October 21

Mary Kennedy

10:00 am - 11:00 am

In the latest episode of Senior Times podcast Mary Kennedy chats to Christine Dwyer Hickey about her books Tatty and The Narrow Land.

July 2

Emilie Pine

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Building a Better World with Words is a series of live digital events that took place throughout June and July 2020, brought to you by Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and Five Leaves Bookshop.

June 27

Brendan O’Connor

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Christine Dwyer Hickey talks about winning two literary awards for her latest book 'The Narrow Land' with Brendan O'Connor on RTE Radio 1.