‘Your sales go up by about 1,000 per cent in the first few days after you get longlisted!’

Anna Burns, Donal Ryan and Sally Rooney react to being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2018: Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times; Man Booker

Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2018: Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times; Man Booker

“Telling stories is our way out of the darkness a lot of the time,” says author Donal Ryan. Ryan and fellow Irish writers Sally Rooney and Anna Burns have been longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

Ryan and Rooney spoke with RTÉ’s Morning Ireland about their nominations.

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