Red Dirt takes the modern Irish immigrant experience and turns it into a thought-provoking, vibrant novel that grips the reader from the start.
— The Irish Times

Exciting news!  Elizabeth Reapy's debut book RED DIRT has won the Roony Prize for Irish Literature.  They said, "Red Dirt is timely in its subject matter – the migration of Ireland’s young generation - inventively narrated in three voices, and displays a sure-footed mastery of the novel form.” 

Congratulations!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A group of young Irish migrants leave a man called Hopper for dead on an outback road in Australia. They barely know him; no-one will miss him in their world of hostel wild nights on cheap wine and grinding work on isolated farms. In this powerful novel about the discovery of responsibility, three young people—Fiona, Murph and Hopper—flee the collapse of their country's economy. In the heat and endless spaces of Australia they try to escape their past, but impulsive cruelty, shame and guilt drag them down, and it is easy to make terrible choices

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