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A Franco-Irish History of Cruelty

April 2nd 2018

ARMEL DAGORN reveals the cruelty within two poignant short stories, one French, one Irish: ‘Picture this: a man steps out, and maybe it’s a good day, and the stars, or traffic lights, align, and all the simple pleasures of a sweet summer morn are revealed to the purposeful flaneur.’

Short Story Masterclass with… Kevin Barry

December 7th 2016

PODCAST: Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author Kevin Barry about the short story’s lack of room for maneuver, the timing and rhythm of stories, mystery in your writing, and the relationship of memory to imagination…

The Road to Small Wonder

September 26th 2016

SHORT STORY FESTIVAL: This year, the Small Wonder Festival gets underway on Wednesday 28th September – grown from a long-weekend to a five-day celebration of the exquisite short story form…

No Story Without Trouble

January 12th 2015

PRATIBHA CASTLE takes a reflective look at Kevin Barry’s award-winning short stories: ‘Barry’s stories creak with trouble. His words throb dark and heavy on the page. His landscapes are hostile…’

Kevin Barry Wins The Edge Hill Short Story Prize

July 5th 2013

This year’s Edge Hill University Short Story Prize has been won by the seemingly unstoppable Kevin Barry for his collection Dark Lies The Island.
“For me the short story is my first love… I think that the genre has become more popular in recent years, particularly as more people are reading online, so they want more intense reads and the short story fits this perfectly – long may it continue.”

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