How to Write a Book in a Day: The Rathbones Folio Sessions
Dec
3
to Sep 1

How to Write a Book in a Day: The Rathbones Folio Sessions

For aspiring writers and book lovers alike, May 19th is a day of talks at the British Library on the art of the novel. A. L. Kennedy will host, with guests including Kate Clanchy, Owen Sheers, Louise Doughty, Chloe Aridjis, Francesca Beard, Joe Dunthorne and many others, including shortlisted writers of this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize.

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Stinging Fly Stories
Dec
27
to Sep 1

Stinging Fly Stories

I'm delighted to have a story in this new anthology celebrating the Fly's first twenty years. Edited by Declan Meade and Sarah Gilmartin, it collects 40 short stories first published in the magazine and includes fiction by Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Sara Baume, Claire-Louise Bennett, Claire Keegan, Molly McCloskey and Lisa McInerney. More details here.

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2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award
Nov
30
to Sep 1

2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

It's been a great pleasure to be one of the judges for this and to be able to announce an outstanding shortlist:

The Coast of Leitrim – Kevin Barry

What Can You Do With A General – Emma Cline

Comme – Paul Dalla Rosa

All the Poems Contained Within Will Mean Everything to Everyone – Joe Dunthorne

In Silhouette – Louise Kennedy

A Partial List of the Saved – Danielle McLaughlin

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Frank O'Connor Fellowship
May
3
to Dec 3

Frank O'Connor Fellowship

I'm delighted to be heading to the beautiful city of Cork, Ireland, in September, to take up the 2018 Frank O'Connor Short Story Fellowship there. I'll be mentoring local writers and teaching at University College Cork for three months.

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