Nuala is taking part in the 2018 Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, England, this July. She will be giving a reading, leading a workshop on Historical Flash, and taking part in a panel on Historical Flash. More here.
Granta magazine has published ‘Gooseen’ – my story about Nora Barnacle – for Bloomsday. This story recently won the Short Story Prize judged by Ríona Judge McCormack. McCormack said of it: ‘”Gooseen”, stood out for its freshness, its stunning use of language, and its warm, beating humanity.’ It’s at Granta here.
The Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction opens today and Nuala is the judge.
1000 word story. $300 prize. Enter here.
Nuala has won the 2018 Short Fiction Prize with a story about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce.
Judge Ríona Judge McCormack said the follow of Nuala’s winning story ‘Gooseen’:
“The winning entry, ‘Gooseen’, stood out for its freshness, its stunning use of language, and its warm, beating humanity. Joycean Dublin as a setting can be a risky endeavour, the path having been so well-travelled already, but this story rises easily above such comparisons to bring us something new and satisfyingly urgent. There is a finely-balanced weighting here between the raunchy, delicious beginnings of a love affair and the more poignant aspects of Nora’s inner life. Giving voice to someone known only through the letters and writings of another is an audacious undertaking, but one ‘Gooseen’ achieves with both a dancing lyricism and a deftly-executed sureness of touch”.
Monday 23rd, Cabra Library, 6.30pm: The Long Gaze Back One City One Book event with Eimear Ryan, Susan Stairs and Sinéad Gleeson.
CÚIRT FESTIVAL, GALWAY
Tuesday 24th, Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Reading my flash ‘Pearl’ at the launch of ROPES.
Wednesday 25th, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop. Launching three new Salmon poetry collections by the fabulous trio that are Moya Roddy, Paul Kingsnorth and Anne Casey.
Thursday 26th, Bite Club, Galway. Reading from my story ‘The Boy from Petropólis’ at the launch of the brand new Stinging Fly anthology.