Coming in May 2019, the eagerly anticipated new short story collection, Full of Grace.
The celebrated story of the Curragh Wrens and their fight for survival during Ireland’s Great Hunger.
The Flight of the Wren The new award-winning novel from Orla McAlinden and Red Stag/Mentor Books launched on 6th September 2018. Click on the links to see and hear features in The Irish Times , The Sunday Times , BBC Radio Ulster and RTE Radio One The Ryan Tubridy Show.
“The past comes vividly to life in the hands of this skilled story-teller”
“Feminist with a Capital F… harrowing, honest and deeply beautiful”
“An amazing rollercoaster…an addictive read”
Margaret Bonass Madden
Winner of the Cecil Day Lewis award 2016 and the Greenbean Novel Fair 2016
The award-winning story collection, The Accidental Wife, dramas played out against “The Troubles”.
“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