"An Irish writer who knows the world.”
Irish Times


A love letter to trains, travel and Australia, Indian Pacific and other travels (2020) is a short collection of travel pieces. The title story has been republished to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Indian Pacific railway in February 2020. Available from Kobo.com. 

“Epic in miniature, Indian Pacific is classic Woods. The poetry of place and placenames. The spot-on dialogue. The fascinating anatomizing of feelings. Despite the Australian setting, Indian Pacific is equally – perhaps more – about Ireland. Altogether a treat.” Tim Mackintosh-Smith

“Indian Pacific is beautifully evocative of train travel – the continual motion forward, the enjoyment of each halt, and the faded intensity of a friendship that may have run its course, as the silences between two women drizzle into the immensity of the Australian landscape. Lovely.” Anjali Joseph

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Denyse Woods’ sixth novel, Of Sea and Sand (Hoopoe Fiction) set against the stunning landscapes of Oman, the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland, and war-time Baghdad, is a story of remorse, exile, love and the unseen.

“Supernaturally good. It is an engaging, unusual, and thought-provoking book.” Irish Times

“A fascinating and atmospheric read.” The Examiner

“… a mind-bending journey in which reality and fantasy get intertwined.” Gulf News

“… a cracking good story, and the writing is a treat, crisp and precise, warm and witty, with a gift for unpredictable metaphors and similes so strong that one of my notes reads ‘She writes like a jinn.’” Alannah Hopkin

Denyse’s other novels include the critically-acclaimed Overnight to Innsbruck and bestseller The Catalpa Tree. Her books have been translated into six languages. Three of her six novels are set in the Arab world.

 “A real treat … I read it in one sitting, holding my breath, such is Woods’ skill in building up tension.”

SPECTATOR  Overnight to Innsbruck

“Devlin shares Anne Tyler’s knack [with] imagery that feels effortless and familiar and wondrously vivid all at once.”

IMAGE Magazine The Catalpa Tree

‘”Evocative, painful, beautiful and haunting. Truly an extraordinary novel.”

Evening Herald The Catalpa Tree

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