Vanessa Ronan

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Vanessa Ronan

Vanessa Ronan is an American novelist, poet, and screenwriter

Born in Houston in 1987, and home-schooled by her literature teacher parents, her debut novel The Last Days Of Summer, a number one bestseller was Shortlisted for the BGE Irish Book Awards 2016 and was Shortlisted for The Shine Awards 2016


‘The Last Days Of Summer’ opens Vanessa Ronan’s literary career the way dynamite opens a safe … beautiful and invigoratingly shocking” Joseph O’Connor, Irish Times


Vanessa has lived in Texas, Mexico, New York, Edinburgh, and Dublin, where she currently resides with her Irish husband and four cats. She has her undergraduate degree in dance/choreography from Marymount Manhattan College and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. Vanessa became a number one bestseller with the publication of her first novel, The Last Days Of Summer(Penguin 2016) for which she was also shortlisted for Best Newcomer in The Irish Book Awards.


The book has also been optioned by Venom Films and is being adapted by Vanessa Ronan


Praise for The Last Days Of Summer


”Opens Vanessa Ronan’s literary career the way dynamite opens a safe … beautiful and invigoratingly shocking”

Joseph O’Connor, Irish Times


“Vivid storytelling. … makes your fingers tremble when you turn the pages. The terror and the pity of it will stay with you for a long time.”

Sunday Times


“Shades of In Cold Blood and Truman Capote, shades of Harper Lee … it’s very tense and there’s constant mystery hovering over every turn of the page.”

Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ Radio One


“Phenomenally atmospheric … beautifully written and very very gripping”

Marian Keyes


“A powerful, formidable debut. Vanessa is a natural storyteller and what a gripping, dark, compelling story this is.”

Donal Ryan


“… Written with poetry and vision. With a blistering ending that leaves you racing to its conclusion … an exciting new talent.”

Stylist


“Beautifully crafted and dark family drama 4 STARS”

Heat


“An impressive debut.”

The Sunday Business Post


“A tense, atmospheric, intriguing read”

Liz Nugent


Rights Sold


Penguin Ireland (UK, Ireland, Commonwealth) Editions Rivages (France)