I was delighted with the review of Golddigger in September’s issue of She Magazine.
‘Award-winning Irish playwright Hilary McCollum’s debut follows Frances Moriarty, who fled a famine-ravaged Ireland to forge a new identity in America. Frances takes up life as Frank, a shoeshine boy in New York. When she hears word of the California gold rush, she decides to chase her fortune, hoping to leave poverty and bad memories behind. Fans of Sarah Waters will love the rich description and tight pace of Golddigger, but McCollum’s carefully constructed 19th century world is the real gold of the book. Fantastic.’