The Grind

‘Sensationalised TV dramas may seem to have cornered the mainstream market for depictions of the Dublin underclass Karl Parkinson writes about. But Parkinson’s underrated story collection provides a different window into this world, with stories that portray nihilistic violence and addiction as universal themes, best grasped through visionary poetry and myth.’

Criticism 8th May 2024

David Wheldon

RE:fresh Issue 36, Volume 2: Summer 2017


Fiction Issue 15, Volume 2: Spring 2010

Words Spoken

Fiction Issue 4, Volume 2: Summer 2006

Japanese Row

Fiction Issue 3, Volume 2: Spring 2006

Hanging Around

Poetry Issue 17, Volume 1: Winter-Spring 2004

Aiden O’Reilly

Aiden O’Reilly’s debut short story collection Greetings Hero was published in 2014. He studied mathematics and has worked as a translator, a building-site worker, an IT teacher, and a property magazine editor. He won the biannual McLaverty award and his fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Dublin Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Litro Magazine, The Missouri Review, Winter Papers, The Dublin Review of Books, and many other places.