Article by María Amor Barros-del Rio on the short story Park-Going Days in the Spanish journal for Irish Studies Estudios Irlandeses
Analysis by Melania Terrazaz Gallego, University of Rioja, of Telling, New and Selected Stories.
Nominated for The Laureate for Irish Fiction 2014.
Post-script to Skin of Dreams, January 2015.
- Shortlisted for Irish Novel of the year, 2004
- Short Story published in Dubliners 100, a collection of 15 new stories, each of which is a new take on James Joyce’s originals which were published a century ago this year. Edited by Thomas Morris, published by Tramp Press, Dublin.
- Read The Guardian Review commentary on this and on Evelyn Conlon’s version of Two Gallants.
Not the Same Sky
- Review of Not the Same Sky in Dublin Review of Books
- Review of Not the Same Sky in The Irish Times
- Selected for ‘Pick of The Week’ book review (September 14, 2013) in The Age, (Melbourne), The Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane Times.
- Newtown Review of Books, Sydney
- ANZ LitLovers
- Australiasian Journal of Irish Studies No. 13, 2013
- MC Reviews (Media/Culture – Culture and the Media)
- An assessment of Not the Same Sky by Dr. Jeff Kildea.
- Transnational Literature Journal Vol. 6, Issue 2, May, 2014 (Flinders Institute for Research in the humanities, Flinders University)
“Defiantly clear-sighted. Rigorously unsentimental. Time is man-handled. There are quite simply no boring bits” –Independent (London)
“Conlon has the rare ability to give her words an almost mythic overtone without ever sounding forced” –The Times (London)
“She is one of Ireland’s major truly creative writers” –Books Ireland
“Evelyn Conlon excels in exposing the dichotomy between public behaviour and private behaviour” –Fortnight magazine
“She picks some of the threads from the fabric of love and examines them closely, refusing to take refuge in coyness or cliché” –Irish Times
“…sharp sinuous writing, full of controlled anger and suddenly opened passion …Committed writing, shot through with original thinking and surreal wit ” –The Scotsman
“In her latest novel Conlon disrupts apparently calm, untroubled surfaces to pose some very complex questions” –Irish Studies Review
“A brilliant epistolary work suffusing a portrait of modern Dublin with the subtle wit of Clarissa” –Kirkus Review, USA
“Her characters are articulate, passionate and frequently funny. Her prose is a delight” –Sunday Times
“A genuinely exploratory writer, true to every kink which her imagination puts into her characters, her work is excitingly original” –The Times
“Meticulously observant… Conlon writes with sane, sober wit; her lucid prose is pithy without falling into epigrams. –Publishers Weekly
“Highlights the exceptional and unfathomable depths of what we nonchalantly dismiss as the normal, the everyday… Conlon emerges as champion of the individual, the Everyman and the Everywoman” –The Irish Times.
“One of Ireland’s most distinctive and energetic voices” –Feminist Bookstore News.
“This moving novel confronts the experience of capital punishment. Through two continents and two generations Conlon traces the countenance of life and death and its so-called punishment, in a tale deftly told with revelation that startles with new insight” –Sam Reese Sheppard.