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Nicole Flattery and the essence of absurdity

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THE FIRST paragraph in the first story of Nicole Flattery’s first collection, Show Them a Good Time, reads: “The schemes were for people with plenty of time, or people not totally unfamiliar with being treated like shit. I was intimate with both situations. Management interviewed me - bizarre questions through an inch of plexiglass: How long, in hours, have you been unemployed? Did you misspend your youth throwing stones at passing cars?"

'People are talking about a renaissance in Irish writing. It’s not an exaggeration'

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AS TECHNOLOGY progresses, at what point will the distinctions between machines and humans become blurred? Can poetry still be a voice or rage and reason against oppression and discrimination? And Irish literature, what lies behind its recent renaissance?

Nicole Flattery launches debut short story collection

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ONE OF the most exciting new voices in Irish fiction is Galway based writer Nicole Flattery, whose debut short story collection, Show Them A Good Time, was recently acquired as part of a six figure UK deal.

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.

Wild Atlantic Words rolls back into Castlebar

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Three new book launches, panel discussions, creative workshops, poetry and fiction will be central to a jam packed Wild Atlantic Words Literary festival which runs from this Wednesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 8 in Castlebar.  And the programme has something for every taste — children's events, young people's writing, history debates, sporting memoirs, culinary arts, hometown reminiscences.

Alan McMonagle to read at Utter Word

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THE WRITERS Alan McMonagle and Nicole Flattery, and the artist Dolores Lynn, will headline the next Utter Word, the series of literary events at the Oranmore Library, which takes place on Wednesday August 9 at 7.30pm.

Far From Literature returns to Cúirt

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FAR FROM Literature We Were Reared, the night showcasing prose, poetry, spoken word, music, and comedy from local writers and performers, returns to the Róisín Dubh this weekend as part of the Cúirt literary festival.

 

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