My novel The Herbalist has been included in The Irish Independents predictions of the next big things for 2013! '...here is our definitive list of the future Irish success stories in the worlds of fashion, music, literature, film and television, who are tipped to be the next big thing in their field.'
For the full article: Watch out! These guys are gonna be BIG in 2013 via @independent_ie
'Before you start wondering, no, Boyce doesn't write bonkbusters. A poet and a librarian, Niamh was awarded the Hennessy XO New Writer Award in 2012 for a poem called Kitty, and her first novel will be released through Penguin this year.
However, she is no novice, having had stories and poems published in newspapers and magazines since 2009.
The Herbalist is set in 1930s Ireland and tells the story of an Indian man who sets up in a small town selling lotions and potions to aid the villagers.
Told through the eyes of four women whose lives are changed by this mystery guy, it sounds reminiscent of Joanne Harris' 1999 novel Chocolat but Boyce's breezy, descriptive, Irish style is all her own.
Already creating buzz in the industry, this is certain to be a must-read for those who want a break from vampire fiction and S&M.' (Vicki Notaro)
The Herbalist will be published on June 6th 2013