Ethel Rohan


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Ethel Rohans debut novel, The Weight of Him (St. Martin’s Press and Atlantic Books, 2017), was an Amazon, Bustle, KOBO, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book, and was shortlisted for the Reading Women Award. She is also the author of the story collections Goodnight Nobody and Cut Through the Bone, the former longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the latter longlisted for the Story Prize. Her work has appeared widely, including in the New York Times, World Literature Today, Washington Post, PEN America, Irish Times, Tin House, and Guernica. Raised in Dublin, Ireland, she lives in San Francisco where she is a member of the Writers Grotto.

  • A green apple hanging from a tree branch
    May 17, 2021 | Ethel Rohan
    Photo by Aaron Burden / Unsplash Cleaning out her deceased father’s home in Dublin, a woman reluctantly accepts help from an unsettling stranger. My two sisters and I work throughout...
  • A hand-written sign. Text reads: We are living through history right now.
    April 20, 2020 | Ethel Rohan
    Writer Ethel Rohan documents the little victories that stand in place of the life events that should be happening out there as she and her family shelter in place in San Francisco. M...

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