Fly Roundtable: The short story and the novel

Interview

30th May 2017

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.

Beauty in Broken Things

Criticism

17th May 2017

Graham Allen & Alvy Carragher take differing routes towards truth and beauty in two recent collections.

Delia and Rose and The Long-Winded Lady

Essay

19th January 2017

Maeve Brennan's essays contain all her love for the streets and the bewildered people who find themselves upon them.

Smashing The Mirror

Criticism

30th November 2016

William Wall introduces Dave Lordan’s new essay collection, The Word in Flames

September, October

Criticism

7th November 2016

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.

Hunting on the Boundary

Criticism

4th November 2016

Deborah Levy's seventh novel is an investigation into the threads of relationship and the primitive, enduring connections between body and mind.