The Flight of the Wren The new award-winning novel from Orla McAlinden and Red Stag/Mentor Books launches on 6th September 2018. As featured in The Sunday Times and RTE Radio One The Ryan Tubridy Show.
“The past comes vividly to life in the hands of this skilled story-teller”
Winner of the Cecil Day Lewis award 2016 and the Greenbean Novel Fair 2016
“Thought-provoking… visceral, authentic.” Martina Devlin
“Resonating with universal truths…” Anthony J Quinn
“Superb…confident and stylish” Sue Leonard, Books Ireland
Eludia Award-winning debut short story collection
Chosen by Libraries Northern Ireland as the inaugural book in their public reading initiative, The Armagh Big Read 2017 and by BBC Radio Ulster for the Nolan Show book club (reading starts at 3 minutes approx.)
…an entertaining, vivid, intergenerational cast of (sometimes recurring) feisty characters, warts and all. Consistently engaging, the stories range from two to twelve pages, and span class, religion, gender, race, culture, sexuality and age – there are no taboos or polemic here. Meet addicts, bigots, plotters and schemers, thieves and hypocrites, adulterers and dreamers – ordinary people getting on with their lives, in a complex, extraordinary setting.
Alex Reece Abbott, The Short Story Review