Anne Griffin

The Number One Bestselling Author

Where to find me in 2023:

American, Canadian and Worldwide readers!

If you are looking to order THE ISLAND OF LONGING, you can do so from any of the shops listed here: International orders Signed copies are available at the following locations: The Gutter Bookshop Booksupstairs and Hodges Figgis .It is also available on audio and e-book.

6th-8th October, 2023, Fribourg, Switzerland

In October, 2023, I will be in Fribourg, Switzerland as a part of the Irish Festival, The bilingual, historic town of Fribourg, located on the French-German language border – the Röstigraben – is the charming setting for Switzerland’s first full festival of Irish culture. For further information please visit: Irish Festival Fribourg


11am, 11th November, 2023. Dublin Book Festival, The Print Works, Dublin Castle.

Delighted to be back at this great festival. This time round I’ll be in conversation with none other than Eoin MacNamee alongside a writer I truly love, Una Mannion. Hope to see you there.  You can book your ticket here: Dublin Book Festival 2023


Older events:

5th May, 2023

In early May I spoke with Helen Dwyer from Dublin South FM, a community radio service, and read extracts from THE ISLAND OF LONGING and also chose some significant pieces of music in my life. You can listen here: Rhyme and Reason

10th May, Bealtaine Festival. 3pm on-line

This is a panel discussion on Generational Drama looking at how the relationship between different generations is often depicted as a battle of will, power and status, or of one-way care-giving between younger and older generations. Along with film-maker Ken Wardrop, TV Executive Helen O’Rahilly and chaired by Gráinne Humphreys, Director of the Dublin International Film Festival  we will consider how culture depicts the relationship between different generations and what that says about our value-systems and stereotypes. To book your place at this online discussion please do so here: Generational Drama – Bealtaine Festival


29th April 2023, Deschutes Library, Bend, Oregon, USA

I will be in Bend, Oregon, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Deschutes Library’s ‘A Novel Idea’ I will be talking about my novel Listening Still that came out in the States in 2022. To find out more visit Deschutes Library


Discover the best books article

Here’s a link to an article I wrote on the Ben Shepherd’s website about the five Irish novels I like to rave about. Of course, this changes all of the time but these are my current favs!

What’s in the Water
Chatting with fellow writers Sinéad Moriarty, Anna McPartland and Sheila O’Flanagan on the menopause. A great podcast series on many topics which I had the honour to be a part of. I urge you to listen to all available episodes.
West Cork Literary Festival

In conversation with Sue Leonard and Rachel Donohue at Bantry House in July 2021.

A Tale of Three Indies Podcast

A great chat with Cian, Antonia and Dawn, from their respective independent book stores: Maynooth Bookshop, Antonia’s Bookstore and Woodbine Books in Ireland. These guys are champion supporters of Irish writing and a joy to know.

Today FM Culture Club with Matt Cooper
Listen back to my chat with Matt Cooper on my favourite writers, films, music and podcasts.
RTE Book Show
In conversation with Rick O’Shea and The Vine Book Club about my book Listening Still. RTE Radio 1.

Listen to my chat with Vince Stevenson about When All Is Said recorded in May 2021 on YouTube:

RTE Book Show
In conversation with Rick O’Shea and the Tanyard Book Club about When All Is Said.

Super Brain Podcast
In conversation with Sabrina Brennan. Listen here
Leaves Festival 2020
n conversation with Dermot Bolger. Listen here.