Catherine Ryan Howard


Cork author Catherine Ryan Howard published her debut novel, Distress Signals, in 2016. It was a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and was shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger.

With her second novel, The Liar’s Girl, Catherine became only the second Irish woman ever to be nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, an accolade founded in 1954 by the Mystery Writers of America and previously bestowed upon writing greats such as Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin and Stephen King. Catherine’s novels have been translated into a total of nine languages and Distress Signals is being developed for television as a mini-series.

She has previously taught workshops for the Irish Writers Centre and Faber Academy, among others, and in 2018 she facilitated the Cork City Libraries Creative Writing Summer School.

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