New voice Catherine Lacey on self-criticism

Anti-heroes and dystopias are more interesting to me, as a reader and writer, than their tidier counterparts. Nikky and Nathan’s friendship is, in a way, a kind of dystopia: almost everything necessary for human connection is dysfunctional; it’s a kind of exaggeration of all that can go wrong between two people. This interview with Catherine … Continue reading New voice Catherine Lacey on self-criticism

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Sinead Morrissey wins the T.S. Eliot Prize

Sinead Morrissey wins the T.S. Eliot PrizeParallax -- displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.Parallax is the title of Belfast's first poet laureate Sinead Morrissey's fifth collection of poetry which this week earned … Continue reading Sinead Morrissey wins the T.S. Eliot Prize

Anne Enright on the Irish short story

Anne Enright on the Irish short storyIreland has produced some of the world's most celebrated short story writers – and continues to do so. Why are the Irish so good at the form, and why do they love it so much, asks Anne Enright. This article comes from the Guardian, 2010, around the time The Granta … Continue reading Anne Enright on the Irish short story