The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story (Hardcover)

By Anne Enright (Editor)

Granta Books (UK), 9781847080974, 480pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/5/2012)

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Anne Enright has brought together a dazzling collection of Irish stories by authors born in the twentieth century - from Mary Lavin and Frank O'Connor to Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry. With a passionate introduction by Enright, "The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story" traces this great tradition through decades of social change and shows the pleasure Irish writers continue to take in the short-story form.
Deft and often devastating, these short stories dodge the rolling mythologies of Irish life to produce truths that are delightful and real. Includes Roddy Doyle, Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Sean O Faolain, Edna O'Brien, Colm Toibin, Clarie Keegan and William Trevor.

About the Author

Anne Enright has published essays, a non-fiction book about motherhood, Making Babies, four novels and two books of short stories, "The Portable Virgin" and "Taking Pictures." Her novel "The Gathering" won the Man Booker Prize in 2007.