Short Stories with Danielle McLaughlin and Roisín O'Donnell

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Danielle McLaughlinListen back to authors Danielle McLaughlin and Roisín O'Donnell reading from their collections and discussing their creative writing process. Recorded in the Central Library on 7 April 2017 as part of their Contemporary Irish Literature Series which took place during March and April 2017.

Danielle’s debut collection of short stories Dinosaurs On Other Planets, was published in Ireland in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press and in the UK, US & Canada by John Murray and Random House in 2016. She has won various awards for her short fiction, including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition, The Merriman Short Story Competition in memory of Maeve Binchy, and the Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Competition.

Roisin O'DonnellRoisín’s debut short story collection Wild Quiet was published in 2016 by New Island Books. It was listed as one of The Irish Times' Favourite Books of 2016 and shortlisted for the Kate O'Brien Award 2017. Roisín’s short stories appear in Young Irelanders (2015), and in the award-winning anthologies of Irish women's writing The Long Gaze Back (2015) and The Glass Shore (2016).

 

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