One of my short stories – can’t say which for now – has been longlisted in the An Post Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year category, run by
writing.ie, which is lovely.
Shortlist will be announced 20th October. So crossing fingers!
Here are the longlisted writers:
Eamon McGuinness Wendy Erskine Nuala O’Connor Tim MacGabhann Sheila Armstrong Danielle McLaughlin David Butler Neil Tully Colin Barrett Twist Phelan Rebecca Miller
I’m interviewing Roddy Doyle, online at Politics and Prose in Washington, about short fiction. This event celebrates the USA publication day for Roddy’s book
Life Without Children, which is a warm, funny, poignant collection of ten stories. Join us! 5pm USA, 10pm Ireland. More here.
Princess Mary Tin from WW1
My story ‘Tin’ about a Fermanagh love triangle, in early WW1, is in the new edition of literary journal
, and it’s also online. You can read it The Lonely Crowd here.
I also wrote a short piece about the writing of the story and it’s
I was on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 tonight, with writer
Thomas Morris, discussing the short story, as part of their Short Fiction special.
You can listen back
here – we were at the top of the programme.