Wild Quiet in The Irish Times

'Why do Irish writers set their works abroad?'  Wild Quiet features in this brilliant piece by Martin Doyle in the Irish Times. The article features an interactive map, where you can find listings of Irish works set across the globe. That's my reading list sorted for the next decade! 

The Times were also kind enough to publish an essay I wrote on the topic of magical realism in Irish fiction. I was interested to explore why Irish writing (and particularly Irish short stories) have traditionally been associated with realism/naturalism for much of the last 50 years. Why have Irish writers been shying away from the fantastic? 

Wild Quiet was recently named one of the Irish Times' Favourite Books of 2016. It was selected by the talented short story writer Danielle McLaughlin.