Caroline O'Donoghue is an Irish author, journalist and host of the award-nominated podcast Sentimental Garbage. She has contributed to Grazia, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Buzzfeed, Vice and The Times. On publication of her first novel, Promising Young Women, in 2018 she was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards' Newcomer of the Year and the Kate O'Brien Award. Her next adult novel, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, will be published in 2020 followed by All Our Hidden Gifts, a novel for young adults published by Walker, in 2021. She was born in Cork but currently lives in London with her partner and a terrier with chronic eye problems.
I loved it. The writing is whipsmart and so witty and what Caroline O'Donoghue says about how women interact with men and work is fascinating. A fabulous and timely novel. - Marian KeyesSo brilliant ... It couldn't really be more timely ... Compelling and illuminating ... I highly recommend it. - Dolly Alderton, The High Low PodcastThis debut shows that Caroline O'Donoghue is one of the brightest stars in the current galaxy of young Irish writers. A future classic. - Jane CaseyAnyone who enjoyed Jami Attenberg's All Grown Up or Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends will find much to like in Caroline O'Donoghue's darkly funny novel . . . A zippy, astute read - Irish IndependentThis is the cleverest, funniest and most assured debut novel I've ever read. Caroline O'Donoghue is enormously talented, but wears her talent lightly - this book is deceptively, seductively charming and easy, before it turns deliciously dark. It's bold, knowing and so smart - fans of Nancy Mitford or Jay McInerney will adore this, but O'Donoghue's voice is absolutely her own. - Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-Up