Plaster

‘I couldn’t get out of bed, I couldn’t shower, I couldn’t call my friends. Everyone has had a time like this—when they look in the mirror and, sure enough, an unknown animal stares back.’

Fiction 7th April 2022

The Dominant Animal

Emily S. Cooper finds a quiet beauty in Kathryn Scanlan's spare, unflinching stories.

Criticism 30th June 2020

Being Various: New Irish Short Stories

The stories collected in this new anthology, edited by Lucy Caldwell, reveal a new grammar in Irish fiction.

Criticism 27th August 2019

Silence, No Surrender

Colin Barrett introduces Nicole Flattery's debut collection, 'Show Them A Good Time', a book that captures characters and relationships in one-liners that crackle with unerring timing and verve and terrible lucidity.

Essay 6th March 2019

A Shock

In Keith Ridgway's luminous new novel, the economic circumstances of his characters infect their confidence, their relationships, their self worth. They own nothing—not even their own stories.

Criticism 15th November 2021

Essential Viewing

“Out of everything I watched, only one show truly captured my imagination and that was the BBC police drama Line of Duty.”

Essay 6th March 2021

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh's follow-up to the Booker-nominated 'Eileen' is a hazy, witty, sometimes brutal examination of a New York friendship.

Criticism 17th October 2018

Show Them A Good Time

Fiction Issue 34, Volume 2: Summer 2016

Dance, Sing, Earn Your Keep

Essay Issue 32, Volume 2: Winter 2015

Hump

Fiction Issue 30, Volume 2: Spring 2015

Nuala O’Connor Reads Nicole Flattery

The author of 'Nora' reads 'Sing, Dance, Earn Your Keep', a darkly funny essay about work, adulthood, and life in a new city.

Podcast 16th June 2021

Nicole Flattery Reads Keith Ridgway

Nicole Flattery joins Danny Denton in the studio to read from and discuss Keith Ridgway's short story, 'Andy Warhol'.

Podcast 17th April 2019

Danny Denton Reads Nicole Flattery

In this month's episode of the Stinging Fly Podcast, Danny Denton reads and discusses the surreal tragicomedy of Nicole Flattery's 'Show Them A Good Time'.

Podcast 27th February 2018

Rachel Connolly Reads Michael Magee

Critic and debut novelist Rachel Connolly joins Nicole Flattery to discuss gossip, the guilty rich, and the skewed portrayal of female characters in contemporary fiction.

Podcast 26th October 2022

Susannah Dickey Reads Wes Lee

Belfast author Susannah Dickey talks to Nicole Flattery about eco-fiction, time-wasting, and the tyranny of narrative.

Podcast 23rd September 2022

An Post Irish Book Awards

Writers from The Stinging Fly are nominated in 3 categories in this year's Irish Book Awards.

News 31st October 2019

Show Them A Good Time

The debut collection from Nicole Flattery, one of Ireland's most exciting young writers.

Winter 2018-19

224 pages of the best new writing from Irish and international authors, ready to warm your winter.

‘Stinging Fly Stories’ – Anthology Podcast with Sarah Gilmartin

Sarah Gilmartin joins Sally Rooney in the studio to discuss the stories collected in our new anthology, 'Stinging Fly Stories'.

Podcast 25th April 2018

Stinging Fly Stories

An anthology of 40 stories by 40 authors, celebrating our first 20 years: 1998-2018.

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