The Art of Border Living Podcasts
The short story podcasts inspired by the border in Ireland and the WW1 centenary are now available to listen to online. They feature new writing by me, Garrett Carr, Claire Louise Bennett, Nuala O’ Connor and Women’s Fiction Prize-winner Kamila Shamsie.
The stories were commissioned by Verbal Arts and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
You can listen to the stories here.
The first page of a new short story I’m writing has appeared in an anthology ‘Reading the Future’. The anthology is celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ireland’s oldest bookshop in Dublin – Hodges Figgis.
The anthology has the great and the good of Irish fiction from Anne Enright to Colm Toibin. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.
FRANCO-IRISH LITERARY FESTIVAL Theme: Sexe, Sex, Gnea, 23, 24, 25 March 2018
I hope to see some you at this wonderful festival in Dublin which includes authors like Anne Enright, Rob Doyle and Lisa McInerney.
Event One: Panel discussion: An chéad bhlaiseadh / Like a virgin / Toute première fois
Time: Sat 24th March 12.15 to 1.15pm
Venue: Dublin Castle, Castle Hall
Moderator: Dominique Le Meur
- Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
- Myriam Gallot
- Paul McVeigh
Event Two: Panel discussion: An 21ú céad: gnéas fíor nó fíorúil /The 21th Sex /Le 21e Sexe
Time: 12.15 to 1.15pm, Sunday 25 March
Venue: Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Moderator: Michael Cronin
- Lisa McInerney
- Françoise Rey
- Paul McVeigh
- Sylvain Bosselet
So it’s rare that I put work online. And I’ve never written anything like this.
I’d love to know what you think of this departure in style – ‘Hollow’.
Here’s what Numero Cinq said about the story…
“To close out our amazing Irish lit series Uimhir a Cúig (No. 5 in Irish) we have wonderfully strange and disturbing short story from the award-winning Belfast novelist Paul McVeigh. Think of Ovid and the brothers Grimm in a mash up, plant-human sex, and the inevitably terrible outcome.”
A little about the magazine…
“Now in its seventh year the magazine has published a stellar array of new and known (international, award-winning) writers including among others, Lynn Coady, Mavis Gallant, Lance Olsen, Lydia Davis, Anthony Doerr, George Szirtes, Andrew Gallix, Kevin Barry, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, John Kelly, Doireann Ni Griofa and Kevin Barry. They’ve published novellas, entire books, plays, poems, translations, fiction, nonfiction, sermons, criticism, memoirs, music, art work, hybrid art, conceptual art, provocative graphics.”
What do you think of Hollow?