Neil’s writing includes novels, biography, history, essays, literary criticism, and short fiction.
The Jewel (2019)'Dazzling, raw, and moving. Hegarty has gifted us a vital book for our times.' (Irish Times)
‘Neil Hegarty proves again that he is one to watch.’ (Observer)
Inch Levels (2016)'INCH LEVELS is a perceptive and moving study of remorse and resilience, of the legacy violence leaves behind, and of the intricacies of family life; in the world as Neil Hegarty conjures it, old secrets never die, and what's past is never past.' (John Banville)
INCH LEVELS was shortlisted for the 2017 Kerry Group Novel of the Year award.
Frost: That Was The Life That Was (2015)‘An extraordinary and important story.’ (Daily Mail)
‘Remarkably frank and illuminating.’ (Sunday Times)
Other Titles Include:
- IMPERMANENCE, a collection of essays published in 2022 which examines the culture and politics of Northern Ireland, edited by Neil Hegarty and Nora Hickey M'Sichili;
- THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS, published in 2012 to accompany the BAFTA-nominated BBC television history of London;
- THE STORY OF IRELAND, published in 2011 to accompany the celebrated BBC-RTE television history of Ireland;
- DUBLIN: A VIEW FROM THE GROUND, a history of the Irish capital published in 2007;
- WAKING UP IN DUBLIN, published in 2004 and offering an insider’s view of Dublin music scene.
Neil is represented by Véronique Baxter at David Higham Associates