Ryan Dennis explores the dynamics of rural life and those who inhabit it. He is a former Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing and has taught at several universities.
His fiction, personal essays and poetry have appeared in literary journals in Ireland, New Zealand and The United States.
He is also a syndicated columnist in various agricultural journals around the world. He recently completed a PhD at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
His first novel, The Beasts They Turned Away, was published by Époque Press in March 2021, and follows an ageing farmer facing adversity as he tries to hold onto both his farm and the young boy he takes care of.
Eoghan Smith, in his review for Books Ireland Magazine, said, “The Beasts They Turned Away, Ryan Dennis’s hypnotic, unsettling debut, is a peculiar story set in an inward-looking farming community in the west of Ireland”