Tune in to hear Danielle McLaughlin and Sarah Moss speak to Edel Coffey about the insidious twists and turns in their new novels, the nitty-gritty of their immensely popular writing.
The Art of Falling is McLaughlin’s first novel. Nessa is determined to get her life back on track after her husband’s infidelity, putting the past behind her – only to be flung into a world of chaos by the arrival of two outsiders who threaten to expose the falsehoods of both her personal and professional life.
Summerwater is a devastating exploration of our capacity for connection and cruelty. Told over the course of twenty-four hours, it describes the narrative of twelve people cooped up in a cabin park in the Scottish Highlands on the longest day of the summer. Each member of the community slowly becomes aware of each other’s movements as tensions rise, all unaware of the tragedy that is to come.
Danielle McLaughlin’s short story collection, Dinosaurs on Other Planets, was published in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press. In 2019, she was a Windham-Campbell Prize recipient, and won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Her first novel, The Art of Falling, was published in 2021 by John Murray.
Sarah Moss is the author of seven novels and a memoir of her year in Iceland. She teaches Creative Writing at UCD.
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