Louise Nealon – The Possibility of Snow

It was embarrassing at first, when they didn’t know each other. The postwoman would say hello and Miriam would say I’m grand even though...

Louise Nealon

Louise Nealon is a writer from Co Kildare. In 2017, she won the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition and was the recipient...

Órla Foyle – Dorothea in the Land of Black and White...

The white girl looks over at our table. She is waiting for chowder soup while her mother waits for fish and chips....

Órla Foyle – Italian Nuns

In Kenya, we knew Italian nunswho snapped chicken necksand swung pig sausage from thekitchen rafters.They smelled of soup and incenseand dug their...

Órla Foyle – I Saw Beckett The Other Day

I saw Beckett the other dayin the doorway of that caféwhere you took his photograph. You know the onewhen he looked up at...

Órla Foyle

Órla Foyle was born to Irish parents in Nigeria, Africa and has also lived in Kenya, Malawi and Australia. She now lives...

Celeste Augé – How I Learnt to be Jewish

The thing is, the reality of being a teen activist is very different to how I pictured it when I was eleven. It mostly...

Celeste Augé – Things You Find Out

There are things you find out: not all homeless people sleep on the street. Some sleep in B&Bs, some in hostels, some in hotels....

Celeste Augé

Celeste Augé is the author of Skip Diving (Salmon Poetry, 2014), The Essential Guide to Flight (Salmon Poetry, 2009) and the collection of short...

Elaine Cosgrove – Greening

I. Cold February, Galway Novena comes around again. Students burst home past the Cathedral’s line. The rain starts to come down hard and under white flap, a trailer...

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Barbara Ungar – Save Our Ship

Barbara Ungar’s impressively wide-ranging collection is prefaced with two aptly chosen epigraphs which serve to introduce the philosophical terrains across which many of these...

Heinrich Böll – The lost honour of Katharina Blum

“Calumny is a little breeze”: that is what Dr. Bartolo sings in the opera “The Barber of Seville”, Gioacchino Rossini’s most famous work, well...

John Williams – Augustus

The human aspect of power Considering the large number of people who have discovered John Williams’s writing through his most famous novel, Stoner, this “new”...

Fellini’s Half-Past Eight (8 ½ )

8 ½ is considered one of the greatest films in the cinema history. The movie inspires whole generations of directors (Pupi Avati decided to...

Jim Fergus – One Thousand White Women

This historical novel is based on a real fact: in 1875 the US president Grant signed a treaty involving the trade of 1000 white...