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Only the Animals

“Only the Animals works as a journey into empathy that, for all its ideas, never neglects the basics of fiction: showing readers in beautiful words compelling characters who do fascinating things…Only the Animals makes much contemporary fiction seem stodgy and grey, and Dovey has put everything on the line here. It's a remarkable achievement.”

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 Blood Kin

“Ceridwen Dovey’s mesmerizing novel lifts the lid on a dictatorship and its perilous aftermath...There is a hypnotic, languorous feel to the writing – even as the conclusion circles with the impatience of vultures over carrion.” – The Guardian (UK)

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News, Events & Non-fiction Writing

Ceridwen's new novel, In the Garden of the Fugitives, will be published in 2018 by Penguin Random House (Australia), Hamish Hamilton (UK) and Farrar, Straus & Giroux (USA)

Read Ceridwen's recent pieces for newyorker.com here

Read Ceridwen's articles for the Monthly magazine here

Read the Harvard Magazine profile of Ceridwen here

Only the Animals wins the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award

Only the Animals wins the Steele Rudd Award (Short Story Collection) at the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards

Listen to Ceridwen interviewed by Sarah L'Estrange for the wonderful Animal People series on ABC radio here and here

Watch the Only the Animals book trailer (directed by Andre Sawenko and Ben Alpass at Penguin) here: www.youtube.com/embed/h2PzCgKXgKs

Blood Kin adapted for the stage at the Theatre Osnabrück in Germany as
DER KOCH, DER MALER UND DER BARBIER DES PRÄSIDENTEN (directed by Anne Lenk)