A cohesive collection… united by what is fundamental to us all: being heard and believed and accepted for all of who we are, wherever we are in our lives.’ – Writing.ie

The Broken Spiral is an anthology of short stories by Irish authors in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. 

The project is named The Broken Spiral as this is the symbol of the centre, and because it is emblematic of the winding, re-winding and often circuitous journey towards healing that those who have experienced trauma face.

The Broken Spiral will raise much-needed funds for the centre, but also act as a restorative to survivors of trauma who have spoken out and survivors who remain in silence through the redemptive power of storytelling. The aim of the collection is to bring hope to the reader, and to re-establish a belief that healing can, and does, happen.

Including writing from Pat McCabe, Mia Gallagher, Colin Barrett, Sinéad Gleeson, Louise O’Neill, June Caldwell, Roisín O’Donnell, Claire Hennessy, Sam Blake and Oisín Fagan, The Broken Spiral is a collaborative project built upon the generous donations of time, money, skills and writing of many. It is sponsored by Dublin UNESCO and Mutiny Group, and supported by The Irish Writers’ Centre and New Island.

All proceeds from The Broken Spiral anthology go directly to The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Praise for The BROKEN SPIRAL

‘All of the characters have suffered and many are almost broken but somehow they find their slow, tentative way towards healing in this anthology of high-quality writing.’ – The Irish Times