Gloria and Max

'Gloria! he said, not loud enough. Gloria! he shouted again. It sounded ridiculous, like some kind of dreadful Van Morrison tribute act. Gloria!'

Fiction 3rd March 2021

The True One

The story of Gil Courtney shows us that, when it comes to making things up, some people really just want to believe. And who can blame them?

Essay 13th March 2019

Sweet Home

The Stinging Fly Press is proud to introduce the debut collection by Wendy Erskine, an essential new voice in Irish fiction.

the soul has no skin

Fiction Issue 38, Volume 2: Summer 2018

Darker With The Lights On

Two characters discuss the ins-and-outs of David Hayden's debut collection of stories, a book full of other books.

Criticism 1st May 2018

September, October

Sarah Ladipo Manyika's Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun is a work operating within the memento mori tradition of death being ever present—and closer, closer still.

Blog Post Criticism 7th November 2016

To All Their Dues

Fiction Issue 34, Volume 2: Summer 2016

Wendy Erskine

Wendy Erskine lives in Belfast. 'Sweet Home' was published by the Stinging Fly Press in 2018 and Picador in 2019, and was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the Edge Hill Prize, and longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Her work has been longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, and appeared in Winter Papers 4, anthologies from Faber & Faber, No Alibis Press, Repeater and Dostoyevsky Wannabe, as well as broadcast on RTE and on BBC Radio 3 and 4.