Keith Ridgway

Keith Ridgway (born 2 October 1965) is an Irish novelist.[1] An author,[2][3][4] he has been described as "a worthy inheritor" of "the modernist tradition in Irish fiction."[5]


Horses, Ridgway's first published work of fiction, appeared in Faber First Fictions Volume 13 in 1997.[6] In 1998 The Long Falling was published by Faber & Faber, London. It was adapted into a film by French director Martin Provost in 2011 : Où va la nuit.[7] A collection of short fiction, Standard Time, appeared in 2000, followed by Ridgway's third novel, The Parts, in 2003. Both were published by Faber & Faber. In 2006 Animals was published by 4th Estate, London. A short story, "Goo Book," was published in the April 11, 2011, issue of The New Yorker magazine.[8] The author's most recent work, Hawthorn & Child, was published by New Directions on September 27, 2013.[9] Ridgway's novels have been translated into several languages and have been published in France,[10] Italy,[11] and Germany.[12]


Keith Ridgway was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2001.[13] That same year The Long Falling received the Prix Femina Étranger (translated as "Mauvaise Pente").[14] Ridgway's short story "Rothko Eggs" won the O. Henry Award in 2012 and was anthologized in the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories that year.[15]


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  5. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (29 December 2012). "Ten things that helped make life worth living in 2012". The Irish Times.
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  8. ^ Keith Ridgway, Fiction, “Goo Book,” The New Yorker, April 11, 2011, p. 62
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