We are thrilled to see 'Twelve Thousand Daysby Éilís Ní Dhuibhne among such amazing company on the 2020 Michel Déon Prize shortlist, congratulations to all!

‘I caught a glimpse of him, behind the veil. And he knew I’d caught it. There was that understanding between us. We were members of the club of the X-ray eyes, the club of people who can see into the human heart.’

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s candid and moving memoir tells the story of her thirty-year relationship with the love of her life, internationally renowned folklorist Bo Almqvist, capturing brilliantly the compromises and adjustments and phases of their relationship.

'Twelve Thousand Days' is a remarkable story about love, grief and time, shot through with wry and sharp observations on Irish life, culture and morality.