Novellas & Other Recommended Reads

img_3567If you’d like to read something longer than a short story this summer, but not too long, here is a list of recommended novellas and short novels from around the world. Hope you enjoy them.
American fiction:
1. Julie Otsuka – The Buddha in the Attic
2. Julie Otsuka – When the Emperor was Divine
3. Philip Roth – Everyman
French fiction:
4. Antoine Laurain – The Red Notebook 
5. Antoine Laurain – The President’s Hat
6. Antoine Laurain – French Rhapsody
7. Jean-Paul Didierlaurent – Reader on the 6.27 
English fiction 
8. Ian McEwan – On Chesil Beach
Austrian fiction:
9. Robert Seethaler – A Whole Life

Review: How Shopping Centres Inspired a Group of Writers

© Vivienne Kearns

One of the exciting and rewarding aspects of being in a writers’ group is the community projects in which you can become involved. Looking back at 2015 it was a great opportunity to be included in ‘Circle & Square,’ a collection of short stories and poems, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Square shopping centre in Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.

The publication was edited by Eileen Casey and was published by Fiery Arrow Press. The collection includes a host of acclaimed writers such as Dermot Bolger, Paula Meehan, Mia Gallagher, Ferdia McAnna, Geraldine Mills, Martin Dyar, Mary Guckian, Louise Phillips and Kevin Power, as well as members of the Platform One writers’ group. ‘Circle & Square’ is available for sale at Easons in The Square, Tallaght.  Continue reading “Review: How Shopping Centres Inspired a Group of Writers”