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FICTION

Kelly Creighton is a novelist, short story writer and poet. Her books include Bank Holiday HurricaneThe Bones of It and Three Primes. Kelly’s work has been noted in many competitions. She founded and edits The Incubator literary journal, which showcases the contemporary Irish short story. She is a recipient of the 2018 Arts Council of Northern Ireland ACES scheme.

“Distinctive, powerful and filled, at times, with an electric high-wire tension, they contain a lyricism that comes at you sideways and will knock the wind right out of you.” Bernie McGill on Kelly Creighton

June Caldwell worked for many years as a freelance journalist and now writes fiction. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories, is published by New Island Books and forthcoming from Head of Zeus. Her story ‘SOMAT’ was published in the award-winning anthology The Long Gaze Back, and was chosen as a favourite by The Sunday Times. June’s first novel, Little Town Moone, is forthcoming from John Murray.

“The book amounts to an unsparing portrait of a city and a nation, with a singular voice heard throughout, lost in grief and longing, interrogating every motive and intention. It is banshee bold.” Ian Sansom, The Guardian on Room Little Darker

Chaired by Celeste Augé author of Fireproof and Other Stories and poetry collections Skip Diving and The Essential Guide to Flight.

Tickets: €10 / €8