Four Stories

Fiction

9th March 2022

Anam Zafar's translations of Najat Abed Alsamad's work offer shattering insights into everyday experiences of the war in Syria.

Harlow

Fiction

4th November 2021

"His mother had a choice between keeping the monkey or having the baby. She told the story often, in company, with a roll of her eyes and a helpless grin, as if this was the sore spot, the branching crossroads where her life had gone wrong. "

St Alban’s Drive

Fiction

1st September 2021

‘Your mother’s on the radio,’ she said, ‘being racist.’ This had surprised me; the radio bit. My mother had an aversion to talk radio.

Any Holidays?

Fiction

12th August 2021

"They wore travel outfits, comfy and subtle. Tiny shorts and big hoodies in creamy colours. Shorts said: actual holiday. Hoodies said: chill, not like the other young ones going away, flashing bikinis at baggage claim."

Peter and Jane

Fiction

7th July 2021

'Sometimes I long for home, but not home as it is now, home back then. Back when it was nice. When the sun was always out, and we could play all day out of doors. Before I had to be a woman.'

Graceland

Fiction

5th May 2021

A story from Philip Ó Ceallaigh's upcoming collection.

Some Notes on Des Hogan’s Story ‘Kennedy’

Essay

14th November 2017

In Des Hogan's work, Ireland is exhibited as precisely what it is: a gaudy, teetering, beautiful, dangerous, hysterical, haunted, failing country.