The short story can take many forms and this is amply illustrated in this very special anthology which celebrates the variety and the high quality of contemporary writing in Ulster. This is a highly enjoyable collection of 28 authors, both young and old, from every corner of the province. Between the covers of this volume we are presented with a masterclass in the diversity of the genre. Stories of love, of revenge, of hope. Stories that make us laugh out loud. Stories that make us cry. Some of these stories are firmly rooted in oral traditions that span centuries, others very proudly display the stamp of contemporary ways of story-weaving. No matter where readers may dive in throughout this very considerable collection, they will find worlds that awaken their interest and entice their imagination.
Visit www.blath.ie to hear the stories in a new podcast presented by Réaltán Ní Leannáin and to get a digital version of the text. A new story from the book will be podcasted each month.
List of contributors to the collection:
Antain Mac Lochlainn, Brighid Ní Mhonacháin, Celia de Fréine, Daithí Ó Muirí, Danny Brown, Deirdre Ní Grianna, Dubhán Ó Longáin, Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Gabhán Ó Fachtna, Iarla Mac Aodha Bhuí, Máire Burns, Máire Dinny Wren, Máire Zepf, Máirín Uí Fhearraigh, Michelle Nic Pháidín, Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair, Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird, Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Róise Ní Baoill, Sam Ó Fearraigh, Séamus Mac Annaidh, Seán Mac Gintidh, Seán Ó Dúrois, Seán Ó Muireagáin, Seanán Mac Aoidh, Síle Uí Ghallchóir