Magpie, a novel
My first novel, Magpie, is a tender journey into the broken heart of 1990s Australia. It strives to capture the atmosphere and sense of an extraordinary place with words, but through the eye of an artist.
Alan Ryan Author
‘As with most things in his life, Alan took his time writing Magpie. The idea first germinated thirty years ago when he lived in a tree. Over the intervening years, Alan experimented with different careers, most notably working as a geologist in Australia. In middle age he took up long distance triathlon. Slow and steady, it suited his temperament. Aged in his forties, he set an Irish Ironman record and has known success at world level. Around this time he became a father.
He lives in Wexford with his wife and two children. When not writing, he paints oil paintings, and still enjoys the odd run, bike or swim.’