Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin was born in Dublin and now lives in County Westmeath, in the heart of Ireland’s midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, Anne is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers in 2017. She has been previously shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition, amongst others. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Ireland’s Own, The Lonely Crowd, For Books’ Sake, The Ogham Stone, The Honest Ulsterman, The Incubator, Bunker, Cork County Libraries Short Story Collection, and the forth coming winter edition of Crannóg.

A graduate of UCD’s MA in Creative Writing Programme, Anne is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. Alongside her writing, Anne’s career has encompassed many years working in the charity sector and eight years with Waterstone’s Bookseller where she worked in both Dublin and London. Anne is married with one son. WHEN ALL IS SAID is her debut novel.






- Rowohlt, Kindler (Germany, TBC)
- Delcourt (France, TBC)
- Czarna Owca (Poland, TBC)
- Harper Collins NL (Netherlands, TBC)
- TYTO ALBA (Lithuania, TBC)
- St Martins Press (US, 2019)
- Sceptre/Hodder (UK, 2019)




      ‘An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears… There is something special here.’ — John Boyne

      ‘Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, a lonely man truthfully wrought and a character you love from the off, in spite of his flaws or maybe because of them… a terrific debut.’ — Kit de Waal, award-winning author of My Name is Leon

      ‘A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner. Maurice is a fabulous character, wonderfully flawed and completely engaging; his voice is familiar and real, full of sadness and regret and defiance, and unexpected tenderness.’ — Donal Ryan, award-winning author of The Spinning Heart

      ‘Anne Griffin is a writer with a bright, bright future.’ — Janet Peery (National Book Award finalist)

      WHEN ALL IS SAID captures the texture of a night catching up with an old friend — the pleasures and comforts, the stories and surprises — one that you never want to end, and all the more bittersweet because you know, of course, that it must.’ — Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk