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With Varying Degrees of Reluctance

May 17th 2017

JUDITH GEORGE discovers Claire Keegan’s ear for silence in a story from Walk the Blue Fields: ‘So little in ‘Night of the Quicken Trees’ is said, and yet what is said speaks volumes. That is the key to Keegan’s unflinching style…’

Happily Married

June 29th 2016

NICOLA DALY recommends the title story of Claire Keegan’s debut collection, Antarctica: ‘You may, at this point, feel you know where the story is going. The scenario seems a familiar one: a married woman longs for passion and excitement before middle-age take its toll. We journey with the woman as she makes a trip to an undisclosed city for an annual shopping trip. However, the story is shrouded in mystery and Keegan has a way of leading the reader up a certain path only to suddenly take us on a detour…’

The First London Short Story Festival

June 6th 2014

The inaugural London Short Story Festival takes place from 20th to 22nd June, at Waterstones in Piccadilly, the largest bookshop in Europe…’ PAUL McVEIGH talks of the inspiration behind the Festival.

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