Graham Norton

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel | West Cork

Graham Norton’s three previous novels, Holding, A Keeper and Home Stretch, became instant bestsellers both in the UK and Ireland and all three novels have won outstanding praise from across all media and the literary community. Holding won the Irish book Award for Popular Fiction. A Keeper was shortlisted for both the Specsavers Popular Fiction Award and the Irish book award. Home Stretch won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction. Holding has also recently been made into a major ITV drama, directed by Kathy Burke, and appeared on our screens in spring 2022. To date, foreign rights to Graham’s fiction have sold in ten countries. Forever Home was published by Hodder in October 2022.


He is one of the most successful comedians and presenters in Ireland and the UK. He has won 9 BAFTAs for Best Entertainment Performance, and Best Entertainment Programme. He presents The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, a show on Virgin Radio every Saturday and Sunday, and is a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Graham is also known for his legendary Eurovision Song Contest commentary on the BBC. This year he will also be presenting the Grand Finale on 13 May when the competition is held in Liverpool. He also presents ‘The Graham Norton Book Club’ Podcast on Audible which is currently in its fourth series.

©Sophia Spring
Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel