Sleep Watchers

‘Over Zoom one night, a therapist tucks her dark hair behind her ears and introduces herself as Maeve. They are about the same age, in their late thirties. She doesn’t ask about Orla’s childhood, or root around for scars. She says, Tell me what’s happening.’

Fiction 17th June 2022

The Great Hunger

Fiction Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

Roisín O’Donnell

Roisín O’Donnell has family roots in Derry city and now lives in County Meath. Her collection of stories Wild Quiet was published by New Island Books; it was shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Award, longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and chosen as one of the Irish Times ‘Books of the Year.’ Her short fiction has won the An Post Irish Book Award for Story of the Year, and her stories can be found in major anthologies of Irish women’s writing The Long Gaze Back and The Glass Shore. Most recently one of her stories was adapted for stage by Big Telly Theatre Company, as part of the Belfast International Festival.