It’s finally here! We’re so excited to share that EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS, the sensational and searing debut literary fiction by rising talent Oisín Mckenna, publishes today in the UK with 4th Estate. Set against the backdrop of a sizzling heatwave in London, a cast of intricately linked characters grabble with their identities as the tensions and secrets shared between them come to a head during the course of one life-changing weekend.

The book has received major rave reviews and press ahead of publication. Described as the ‘hottest debut of 2024’, it has featured in GQ, ESQUIRE, THE BOOKSELLER, IRISH TIMES, INDEPENDENT, MAN ABOUT TOWN, THE SKINNY, HERO MAGAZINE, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and more. It has also received glowing endorsements from acclaimed and award-winning writers such as Eileen Myles, Owen Jones, Nicola Dinan and Saba Sams.

‘For even as it utters a howl of rage at broken, late-capitalist Britain, Evenings and Weekends is a love letter to the city – the chance it offers to forge your own identity, and the interconnectedness of urban life. A tender portrait of contemporary queer London.’

The Guardian

‘The narrative boldly explores themes of sexuality, shame, and miscommunication. McKenna’s ornate tapestry is one to savor.’

Publishers Weekly

‘A bit like the book version of a Richard Curtis film, but with more grit, more bathroom sex and a literal beached whale.’


‘Summer is almost upon us. By the end of it… Evenings and Weekends, will surely be a much-thumbed book atop many bedside stacks and best-of lists. With it, yet another brilliant Irish voice announces their presence in contemporary literature…Intoxicating… Evenings and Weekends is a wonderful, almost engulfing reading experience.’

Irish Times

‘McKenna’s book captures what it feels like to be worn out by the constant calculations, and adjustments and uncertainties that so often underpin a London life.’


You can read all about the book in Oisín’s interviews with Man About Town here and AnOther here. He has also written a think piece for The Standard which you can read here.

A huge congratulations Oisín on this incredible publication- we’re so proud!