Ireland has excelled - both in literature in general, winning four Nobel
Prizes, which for a country of four million is some kind of record -
and in the short story. This week, the magic of the Irish short story,
then and now - with Roddy Doyle, Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry.
Kevin Barry's book of short stories, There Are Little Kingdoms
is published by Stinging Fly Press, and he has a novel coming out next
year. Roddy Doyle recently published a collection of short stories
called The Deportees.
Claire Keegan has two books of stories, Antarctica
and Walk the Blue Fields
, both published in paperback by Faber
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