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A book which should be mandatory reading for short story fans

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THE STINGING Fly magazine was born in 1998 with the specific aim in mind of providing a platform in Ireland for new short stories, some of which are nowe collected in Stinging Fly Stories, edited by Sarah Gilmartin and Declan Meade, and published by Stinging Fly Press.

GRCC writing competition seeks entries

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THE GALWAY Rape Crisis Centre has announced its third annual writing competition, with entries being accepted for its poetry, flash fiction, and short story categories.

Put pen to paper for a good cause

Following the success of the inaugural Dead Good Poetry Competition, the Galway Rape Crisis Centre is delighted to announce This is a Story....a Flash Fiction competition in association with celebrated Galway author Mike McCormack.

Would the real Mr Joyce please stand up

ON A first reading of James Martyn Joyce’s first collection of short stories, What’s Not Said, published by Arlen House, you could be forgiven for thinking it is the work of yet another ‘angry young man’, reacting in disgust and horror to a cynical and hypocritical world where everything is brushed under the proverbial carpet and what is not said is better than saying anything at all.

Moments of quiet desperation

WALTER MACKEN, probably the author most associated with Galway city, would have been 97 today. What is not generally realised is that he had strong east Galway connections, his mother hailing from Cappatagle near Ballinasloe.

Galway writer in running for Frank O’Connor Award

GALWAY WRITER Moya Roddy has made the long list for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award for her collection of short stories Other People.

Laughter in the garden

Familiar authors can still spring surprises. In my case, it was an author – Rudyard Kipling – whom I had not read for many years. Although Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, there are, perhaps, few authors whose reputation and popularity have suffered such an eclipse as that of the author of Kim, Captains Courageous, and Plain Tales from the Hills. The only book of his that continues to be popular is The Jungle Book, and that, I suppose, is largely to do with the very successful Disney film of a few years back.

Tall tales

AS A genre, the short story is the Cinderella of literature. The reason for this remains elusive but there is no doubt the hapless tale or story is more often than not left aside and its more aristocratic cousins, the novel, the poem, or the play preferred instead. In fact, at one stage, it was the deliberate policy of French publishers not to accept manuscripts of short stories as “personne ne les lit plus”.

 

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