The Film/TV Rights are currently under option.
NESTING is the story of one woman’s fight to escape a controlling relationship, overcome homelessness, and rebuild a life for herself and her children. It was snapped up by Scribner in the UK after a fiercely contested nine-way auction, and will be published as a superlead title in February 2025. North American rights were also pre-empted by Algonquin/Hachette US.
It is 2018 and Dublin rents are soaring, homelessness is rising and families are being forced into emergency accommodation. For Ciara Fay, home is no longer safe. Eight weeks pregnant with a third child, she knows she can’t stay in her marriage. Her family are in England but her daughters can’t leave Ireland without their father’s permission. This is not the first time Ciara has tried to escape. With no money and no job, emergency accommodation at the run-down Hotel Eden is the only option. But as summer passes and winter closes in, Ciara struggles with raising two children in a hotel room, searching for a home and dealing with an abusive ex.
Roisín O’Donnell’s short story ‘Sleep Watchers’ was shortlisted for Short Story of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards this year. Her story, HOW TO BUILD A SPACE ROCKET, won the same prize in 2018. She is the author of the collection WILD QUIET, published by New Island Books in 2016, which was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 and shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Award 2017 as well as the International Rubery Book Award. NESTING is her first novel. She lives near Dublin with her two children. Roisín is represented by Eleanor Birne at PEW Literary Agency.