Caroline O’Donoghue


Caroline O’Donoghue is a New York Times bestselling author and the host of the award-winning podcast Sentimental Garbage. She has written three novels for adults: Promising Young Women, which was shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards–Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year; Scenes of a Graphic Nature, which was longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; and her latest, The Rachel Incident. Her supernatural series for teenagers, All Our Hidden Gifts, was also longlisted for the Ondaatje.  


The sentimentalist

In ConversationI’ve positioned myself as somebody who’s constantly going through the trash of yesteryear with my raccoon paws and saying, ‘Wasn’t it grand?’ I think it’s more that I’m drawn to things I misunderstood rather than things that are just old, and I’m also interested in diagnosing the culture through what we loved, what we made and what we despised. It’s becoming much more clear to me the older I get.

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