The Burning Child of Bantry

Hanna Nielson

Illustrated by Luísa Dias

Wild Hunt Books



ISBN: 9781739458027


Publication date: 6 June 2024

Rights: World



When Avery is roped into her eccentric aunt’s wedding in Sligo, filled with nosy locals and photo-bombing tourists, things take a turn when a mysterious accident befalls the guests. With nothing else to lose, Avery heads down to County Cork at the invitation of an old landlady, but what Avery finds instead are secrets, rumours and the death of a child that still haunts the village many decades later.

Hanna Nielson

Hanna Nielson is an American author and artist in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her stories and artwork have appeared in journals in the UK and US. Raised working class in Omaha, Nebraska, she earned an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds and has travelled widely seeking stories in ruins, rivers, and pubs. The Burning Child of Bantry is her first novel. Written in Belfast during the lockdown, it was inspired by her travels across Ireland and a real life haunting in County Cork. Her influences include James Joyce, Henry James, Ambrose Bierce and Shirley Jackson. Twitter @hannaswork