Keith Donohue

Keith Donohue is the author of three novels, the New York Times bestseller The Stolen Child (2006), Angels of Destruction (2009), and Centuries of June (2011). His work has been translated in over 20 languages.

Nominated for Quill Award, Borders Original Voices, QPB New Voices, Audie Recorded Books Award (recipient), and the Mythopoeic Society Award, and the International Horror Guild Award, The Stolen Child was a Book Sense Pick and listed on the “best books of the year” by the Library Journal, Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,, and Locus. Angels of Destruction was a 2009 “best book” pick by the Washington Post.

Donohue has spent most of his career as a ghostwriter.  For the past 25 years, he has written speeches, articles, and books and created websites for a variety of federal government agencies.  Donohue holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.  He regularly reviews from the Washington Post and other publications, and he wrote the introduction to the Everyman’s Library edition of the Novels of Flann O’Brien (Knopf, 2008).

He lives with his family in Wheaton, Maryland.



7 entries by Keith Donohue

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Isabel Allende

Crime doesn’t pay for Isabel Allende.

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Kent Haruf

A quiet portrait of a dying man’s final months, and the impact of his death on his friends and family.

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Charles Dubow

In this debut novel, wealth, youth and fabulousness are destroyed by momentary desire.

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Carlos Fuentes, translated by E. Shaskan Bumas and Alejandro Branger

In this novel newly translated from Spanish to English, the reader is treated to a witty, satirical and poignant take on life in contemporary Mexico.

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Will Wiles

The unraveling of perfection begins with a red-wine stain upon a wooden floor in this comic fable.

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Per Petterson, translated by Don Bartlett

In this coming-of-age novel, two directions take the reader back to the cause of the hero’s unhappiness and forward to his hope

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John Darnton

The myths and realities shaping one family fuel this compelling memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Darnton.