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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

Read the recent Harvard Magazine profile of Ceridwen here

You can read Ceridwen's recent pieces for the New Yorker blog here, here, here and here

You can read Ceridwen's articles for the Monthly magazine here

Only the Animals shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Only the Animals shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards

Only the Animals published in the UK by Atlantic Books in August 2015

Only the Animals published in the US by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September 2015

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

Only the Animals shortlisted for the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (Fiction)

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

If you live in New South Wales, please consider signing the NSW Public Library Association's petition for better State Government funding for our public libraries and get involved in the campaign here

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)