John Toomey’s novel, Slipping, published by Dalkey Archive Press, has won the International Rubery Award for Fiction 2017, the largest prize for independent authors and publishers. The judges described the novel by the Dublin schoolteacher as “compelling reading…The prose is beautiful and Read on! →
“[SLIPPING] concerns itself with the psychology of the delusional Albert Jackson and his desire to have a book written about him. He wants it to be a mixture of fact and fiction, in order to be understood, particularly by his two grown-up Read on! →
“These stories inhabit a place where the line between the real and the supernatural stretches thin; they’re animated by the existential tension that this implies.” Read more online at David’s literature blog.
“…a genre-bending, ambitious-to-the-max debut novel that revolves around a fictional uprising in Puerto Rico. At its best, this complex, experimental narrative succeeds at blending speculative fiction, magic realism, and techno-realism. Colarusso also succeeds in offering insightful commentary on the nuances Read on! →
Set in England and Ireland, and mostly written in a time before smartphones and iPads, Alannah Hopkin’s stories are off-beat and charmingly eccentric. Read the full review online at RTE.
A PERFECT DISHARMONY – Sébastien Brebel The paradox embedded in the title captures the existential mood of these 13 stories, in which characters remain largely anonymous and situations full of angst. French novelist Brebel’s book comes in at just about Read on! →
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With the publication of Healy’s collected plays in the ambitious Dalkey Press project edited by Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy, we can see that throughout his thirteen plays, which date from 1985 to 2010, Healy was a restless experimenter with Read on! →
The eight short-yet-powerful stories that make up this collection reveal an intriguing new voice in translated fiction, in general, and speculative fiction, in particular. Each piece is unnerving in its own unique way, whether it deals with a lonely colony Read on! →
“Presented in short chapters — scenes, reflection, episodes — How to Tie Your Shoes forms a solid portrait of father, son, and their relationship, even as it only occasionally delves deeper into specific events. But the lasting pain of the father’s abandonment Read on! →