by Sean O'Reilly

Sean O'Reilly writes from the inside of things. He has no circumference, no limits. His sentences are riddled, undone and made beautiful by shame itself. This is radical, uncompromised, necessary work. — Anne Enright

Most Recent


On Non-Fiction about Housing and Homelessness

How can journalists and non-fiction writers tell the stories of the people most affected by the deepening housing crisis?


Multimedia Notes on the Literature of Homelessness

Tracing the wandering path of the homeless through the histories of word and song.


Fly Roundtable: The short story and the novel

Alan McMonagle, Billy O'Callaghan and Ethel Rohan have all published their first novels this year. Here they discuss the challenges of moving from the short story to the longer form.

From the Archives

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The Executioner’s Confession

Issue 22, Volume 2: Summer 2012

Fiction Unlocked


Issue 16, Volume 2: Summer 2010

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The Indian

Issue 28, Volume 2: Summer 2014

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Peach Season

Issue 27, Volume 2: Spring 2014

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After Emergency Surgery

Issue 10, Volume 2: Summer 2008