Ethel Rohan

Fiction Writer

San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Born in Ireland, Ethel Rohan’s first novel, The Weight of Him, will publish from St. Martin’s Press, February 14, 2017, and from Atlantic Books, June 1st, 2017. The Weight of Him won the inaugural Plumeri Fellowship.

Rohan is also the author of two 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. She wrote, too, the award-winning chapbook Hard to Say (PANK) and the award-winning e-memoir single, Out of Dublin (Shebooks).

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, World Literature Today, The Irish Times, Tin House Online, GUERNICA, The Rumpus, and more. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

Publications & Prizes

The Weight of Him (St. Martin's Press, 2017)
Goodnight Nobody (Queen's Ferry Press, 2013)
Hard to Say (PANK, 2011)
Cut Through the Bone (Dark Sky Books, 2010)
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Winner of the 2013 Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, and shortlisted for the CUIRT, Roberts, and Bristol Short Story Prizes.

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Last update: Oct 23, 2016