Kathleen Mac Mahon’s first novel, This Is How It Ends was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year award, and for two Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. A Richard and Judy Summer Book Club choice, it was also runner up in a public poll for Book of the Year on RTÉ’s Liveline programme.

Her second novel The Long, Hot Summer, was a bestseller in Ireland when it was released in May 2015. Warmly praised by critics and authors, it was published in the U.S. the following year and has been translated into French and German.

Nothing But Blue Sky, was published in 2020 under the newly launched Sandycove Press imprint of Penguin. The novel was met with universally warm reviews on publication and was longlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

The Home Scar is Kathleen’s fourth novel and was published in February 2023.