The exciting debut novel from Irish writer Frances Macken, available now from all good booksellers.

‘This atmospheric debut looks like a rural Irish coming-of-age novel, but it’s cleverer, darker, more unreliable.’ 

– DAILY MAIL

‘Few writers have articulated the intricacies of friendship – the dependency, the uncertainty, the fragility of the pecking order – with as much authority … a debut bursting with heart.’

– IRISH INDEPENDENT

#MakeYourOwnFun

AN IRISH TIMES, IRISH INDEPENDENT & SUNDAY INDEPENDENT ‘TITLE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020.’

About Frances
Frances Macken by City Headshots Dublin

Frances Macken is from Claremorris, County Mayo.

She completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, and also studied film production at the National Film School, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She is represented by the Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency in Dublin.

Frances likes mysteries, twists in the tale, the supernatural, and the unexplained. She especially enjoys developing characters and creating fictional worlds. Her writing is creepy, humorous and experimental. You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here is her first novel of literary fiction.

Frances currently lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter.