LISA McINERNEY, the acclaimed and award winning author of The Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles is the guest editor of a special Galway 2020 edition of The Stinging Fly.
This week saw the publication of this special edition of the literary journal, in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. It features fiction by Aoife Casby, Fred Johnston, Mike McCormack, Alan McMonagle [pictured below], and Mary O'Donoghue, among others; as well as non-fiction by Kevin Barry, Megan Buckley, Róisín Kiberd, Nuala O'Connor, and more.
Tuam poet and novelist, Elaine Feeney, was the guest poetry editor for this edtion, which features poems by Elaine Cosgrove [pictured below], Louis de Paor, Attracta Fahy, Aideen Henry, James Martyn Joyce, Neil McCarthy, Geraldine Mitchell, Ruth Quinlan, Liz Quirke, Moya Roddy, and more.
“Guest-editing this Galway 2020 edition of The Stinging Fly has been an honour, a challenge, and never less than mighty craic," said Lisa McInerney. "Elaine and I were lucky to get so many submissions from writers who were stirred by the themes of Galway 2020 – language, landscape, and migration – and reminded us how imaginative, mischievous, and bold our writers can be, even during this most draining year."
The Stinging Fly Galway 2020 edition is available from stingingfly.org, Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Dubray, and Kenny's Bookshop.