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The Stinging Fly

Join The Stinging Fly for the online launch of TROUBLE

The much anticipated new collection of stories from Rooney Prize winner Philip Ó Ceallaigh. Philip will be joined in conversation by novelist and short-story writer Niamh Campbell.
Praise for TROUBLE:

“Philip Ó Ceallaigh is my favourite living writer of short stories, and Trouble is full of what makes his work stand apart: the vision at once insistently carnal and mysteriously spiritual; the singular tone, so bright and bracing and clear; the wit and vagrant cheerfulness that animate these tales of run-down men and fed-up women in decaying cities.”
—Rob Doyle

Trouble is another stunning collection of stories from Philip Ó Ceallaigh, a writer who continues to amaze me with the intelligence and muscular elegance of his writing. There is a unique voice in evidence here, fusing Irish, American and Eastern European influences to make work in the highest tradition of the short story.”
—Lenny Abrahamson

Philip Ó Ceallaigh was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2006. His two earlier short-story collections, Notes from A Turkish Whorehouse (2006) and The Pleasant Light of Day (2009), were shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He lives in Bucharest.

Niamh Campbell’s short work has appeared in BansheeThe Dublin ReviewFive DialsTangerineThe Irish TimesGranta and on Her debut novel, This Happy, was published in 2020, and in 2020 she also won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for ‘Love Many’. She is current Arts Council of Ireland Writer in Residence at UCD.

The Stinging Fly has worked since 1997 to publish and promote new writers and new writing. It is supported by The Arts Council.
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Trouble is available now from our launch partners Dubray and from all good bookshops.
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