Cutting the Night in Two

Cutting the Night in Two by Evelyn Conlon

An important anthology which brings together thirty four short stories by Irish women writers. Some of them are well known, others less widely read. The collection is a powerful voice…

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of Telling, New and Selected Stories

Conlon is a wise, witty and sensual writer and her earlier work has stood the test of time. She tackles all sorts of themes… All of this is done with such skill – a caustic aside here, a sharp witted observation there – that the effect is thoroughly entertaining. -Sunday Tribune

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A Glassful of Letters

A Glassful of Letters by Evelyn Conlon

Quietly passionate, the novel is romantic but no stock romance. Rather, Conlon unfolds the seemingly simple psyche of an ordinary married woman to display a rich and complex intellectual and emotional life.

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An Cloigeann is a Luach

An Cloigeann

What Worth the Head County Limerick Anthology A collection of short stories and poetry from Limerick (1998). This was compiled over the course of a Writer in Residence term with Limerick…

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Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour

Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour by Evelyn Conlon

‘Love, sex, betrayal, emptiness, fullness and pleasure’ are the themes of this outstanding new collection of short stories from Irish writer Evelyn Conlon. Taut, bold and raw, they tackle the nature of power and control in personal relationships, confronting the tensions of today’s Ireland through a combination of canny observation and wry, pointed humour.

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Stars in the Daytime

Stars in the Daytime by Evelyn Conlon

Conlon writes with humour and style. She is a writer who understands people, half of whom are men. She has all the sharpened up story telling skills of a latter day Edna O’Brien, yet she succeeds in remaining quite unique.” The Scotsman

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My Head is Opening

My Head is Opening by Evelyn Conlon

This fine collection of short stories is the first published work by a new Irish writer, and reflects the tensions of life in a state in which women are still very much second-class citizens, hemmed in by punitive divorce laws and repressive attitudes to contraception and abortion. – Tribune Magazine

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