The Wind Across the Grass

‘I have always felt that poets are more alive than other people, that they see exquisite and painful detail in even the most mundane and neglected parts of life. Nuala Ní Chonchúir epitomises the poet/writer who uses the intensity of her poetry skills in prose to produce, in The Wind Across the Grass, sensualist microcosms of love, life and love gone astray. Here is a sharp but compassionate eye that can make us believe that these strange and wonderful characters breathe, hope and suffer….A good writer, like any good artist, should perturb and make us think. So with this criteria, she fully deserves all accolades accorded to her.’

Julia Bohanna, The Short Review

‘Look for some big things to come from Galway’s Ní Chonchúir. She has such a diversity of work and can say so much in just a few words that it’s obvious she’s also an award-winning poet. Her stories are filled with very astute observations, some humorous, some sad.’

THE READERVILLE JOURNAL

‘At long last there is a writer to rival [Mike] McCormack in the short story genre.’

THE CITY TRIBUNE, GALWAY

‘There is passion, mythology and raw human experience. Reading Nuala Ní Chonchúir, you learn that your life is reflected in what she sees. It is this quiet invading honesty of her words that makes her writing real.’

THE GALWAY ADVERTISER

‘[T]here is bright assessment here as Nuala Ní Chonchúir deftly sketches in her surroundings. Then emotions sweep in, deeper, unsettling. But confidence and intelligence are central in all [of her] writing, creating a safety net. She searches like a lighthouse, picking out the unusual.’

WOMEN’S STUDIES REVIEW

‘[The Wind Across the Grass] is a rewarding collection.’

BOOKS IRELAND

‘Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s short story ‘The Queen of All Ireland’ beautifully captures the child’s voice and perspective.’

NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL

‘This is a memorable first collection from the award-winning writer, the short stories leave a lasting impression on the mind of the reader.’

IRISH EMIGRANT