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2008. Brace: A New Generation in Short Fiction, edited by Jim Hinks
1996. Home: An Anthology of Modern Irish Writing

1989. Louder Than Words: Twenty-Two Writers Donate New Stories to Benefit Share Our Strength's Fight Against Hunger, Homelessness and Illiteracy
2004. New Writing 4, edited by Robert Raymer
2009. The Sea of Azov edited by Anne Joseph



Hinks, Jim (Ed.) 'Brace: A New Generation in Short Fiction', first published in 2008 in Great Britain by Comma Press in paperback, 172pp, ISBN 1905583222. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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Contents:
Witness Protection by Guy Ware
Old Man in a Tracky by Neil McQuillian
Lindy by Annie Clarkson
Memoirs of a Boy Genius by Charlotte Allan
Carousel by Paul de Havilland
The Doll Factory by Heather Richardson
Tokes from the Wild by Tyler Keevil
Sorry for Disturbing You by Richard Knight
Mazzy at My Party by Guy Russell
Blue + Yellow by Chris Killen
Obscured by Clouds by Adam Connors
The Sanctuary by Jacqueline McCarrick
Clare Counting by Steve Dearden
Lector by David Rose
Looking at the View by Juliet Bates
About the Contributors


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Parkinson, Siobhan. 'Home:An Anthology of Modern Irish Writing', 218pp, paperback, published by A. & A. Farmar, 1996. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this item on Amazon
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Contents:
Preface: Stanislaus Kennedy RSC
Acknowledgements

Part 1: The House Remembered
The House Remembered by Éiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
The Party Wall by Éiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
The Diary of Jane Campbell by Frank McGuinness
In My Father's Garage by Ivy Bannister
Our Cohesion by Polly Devlin
The Kitchen Window by Roz Cowman
Home Daughter by Medhbh McGuckian
A Place of Streams by Dermot Bolger
The Wind Beyond The Wall by Joan McBreen
On Hearing My Daughter Play 'The Swan' by Joan McBreen
The Irish Worker by Hugo Hamilton
Acts of God by Catherine Phil Maccarthy
Under My Skin by Catherine Phil Maccarthy
Sunlight (from Mossbawn) by Seamus Heaney
Home by Vona Groarke
At Every Window A Different Season by Mary Dorcey

Part 2: Built on Our Embrace
A Ballad of Home by Eavan Boland
We Are Living by Brendan Kennelly
Jock's Holm by Medhbh McGuckian
Cush by Colm Tóibín
Charming Red Brick Residence by Jennifer Johnston
Epithalamion by Michael Longley
Architecture by Michael Longley
New House by Maeve Kelly
Man on the Doorstep by Macdara Woods
Geese and Orchards by Dermot Healy
The House of the Architect's Love Story by Anne Enright
Tom by Mary Lavin

Part 3: The Lost Citadel
The Lost Citadel by Mary O' Donnell
The Tale of the Cottage by Emma Donoghue
Sweeney's Lament in Mourne by Seamus Heaney
Admhail Suaithinseach/A Remarkable Revelation by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Broken Homes by William Trevor
Fishing the Sloe-Black River by Colum McCann
How To Catch A Chameleon by Clairr O' Connor
"Windfall" by Paul Durcan
Roma by Eugene McCabe
Patera by Desmond by Hogan
A Great Uprooting by Eleanor Flegg
A Little Girl, Never Out Before by Clare Boylan
How To Be Irish in London by Joseph O' Connor
Grow A Mermaid by Marina Carr

Part 4:Striding The Paths of This Parish
Goldsmith Goes Home by John MacKenna
Home from England by James Ryan
Meaisín Ama/Time Machine by Máire Mhac An Tsaoi
Home by Paula Meehan
Home by Patrick McCabe
Epiphyte by Aisling Maguire
The Town He Had Hated Most by Sebastian Barry
What A Surprise The Familiar Is by John Banville

Index of authors

 

Other Books on Modern Irish Writing

Shore, William (Ed.). 'Louder Than Words: Twenty-Two Writers Donate New Stories to Benefit Share Our Strength's Fight Against Hunger, Homelessness and illiteracy', published by Vintage Books in paperback in 1989, 340pp, ISBN 0679721576. Condition: very good with some light tanning to internal pages. Price: £1.90, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1989, Vintage Books, pbk
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About this book: 'Share Our Strength (SOS)' was established in 1984 to raise funds through the American food and restaurant industry to combat famine. Subsequently it became much more of a broad based non-profit vehicle channelling creative talent and energy in a number of different fields towards those in need. When well-known writers made financial contributions to SOS, the organisation realised there was an opportunity to create a vehicle for writers to do much more than simply contribute dollars to a cause they were sympathetic to; and this book is the result

Synopsis/contents:
A Woman Like A Fieldstone House by Anne Tyler
Hostage by Joyce Carol Oates
Here in Time and Not by Lee K. Abbott.
The Farther You Go by Richard Russo
The Occasional Pignoli Tart by Ann Hood
Finding Natasha by Madison Smartt Bell
Murder by Amy Hempel
Gordon Penn Is A Winner by Michael J. Rosen
Shelter by Charles Baxter
Workers to Attention Please by Jay Neugeboren
A Wedge of Shade by Louise Erdrich
Groom Service by Michael Dorris
Angel of Mercy, Angel of Wrath by Ethan Canin
Credit by Scott Spencer
Jack by Michael Downing
The Road Agent by Robert Olmstead
Pix TK by Frederick Busch
Cimmaron by Francine Prose's
The Politics of Paradise by Lisa Alther
Victory Mills by Mona Simpson
Old West by Richard Bausch
Don't Ever Get Daunted by Carolyn See

 

Other short story collections:

Raymer, Robert (Ed.) 'New Writing 4', published in July 2004 in Malaysia by Silverfishbooks, 282pp, ISBN 9833221009. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
1994, Silverfishbooks, pbk
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  • New Writing 4 [top]
    Edited by Robert Raymer
    First published in 2004, July, in Malaysia by Silverfishbooks in paperback, 282pp, ISBN 9833221009. Cover design by Those Amazing Malay Boys!

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Contents:
1. Foreword by Robert Raymer
2. Changing Ways by Nana Tokeh Ishiaku
3. Ruby Earrings by Nadine Sarreal
4. Anil by Ridjal Noor
5. The Majestic Crab by Yvonne Tham
6. The Sandal Thief by Mohamad Mohamad-Sharin
7. Sneaking Onto the Top of the World by John Tribbett
8. The Marriage Certificate by Ashish Kulshreshtha
9. The Elusive Iridescence of the Invisible Impossible by Jennifer Gay Albertson
10. Butterfly by Doreen M. Nor
11. Pieces of Us by Nora Adam
12. Looking East and Stepping West by Kim Yooree
13. Rahman's Tour of the Treasury by M SHANmughalingam
14. Antyesti Samskara by Satendra Nandan
15. Turf by Megan Jennaway
16. Modhi's Crows by Yvonne Tham
17. Caribou by Barbara Craven
18. Learning to be a Tai Tai
19. Friday Night at the Pheasant by Ivy Ngeow
20. Drinking Rice Wine by Sherwin Ng
21. Fading Stars by Lawrence Chin
22. We all laughed by Kumiko
23. Diagrams by Dashini Ann Jeyathurai
24. Clay Mask by Tan Wenxian
25. Watch Your Step by Woo Ming Jin
26. Silent Death by Isnam Taljic
Bonus Story - the Story Catcher by Devena Kasinathan
Notes on Contributors

Joseph, Anne (ed.), 'The Sea of Azov', published in 2009 in Great Britain by Five Leaves in association with World Jewish Relief, in paperback, 168pp, ISBN 9781905512607. Condition: very good, clean & tidy condition, well looked-after. Price: £6.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
2009, Five Leaves, pbk
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  • The Sea of Azov [top]
    Edited by Anne Joseph
    First published in 2009 in Great Britain by Five Leaves, in hardback, ISBN 1905512619 in association with World Jewish Relief
    Published in 2009 in Great Britain by Five Leaves, in paperback, 168pp, ISBN 9781905512607

About this book/synopsis: This book is called the Sea of Azov because Chekhov is the master of the short story and he was born there. Anne Joseph got involved with the project to publish this book because her grandparents had been recipients of CBF (Central British Fund for German Jewry; now World Jewish Relief) assistance. The stories within are by Jewish and non-Jewish writers and are between 2000 and 5000 words long with a theme of connection (this was the stipulation for each submitted story). Some authors have specifically written pieces solely for this book; others have had works reprinted into this volume; and some stories are making their debut into the English language in this book

Contents:
Introduction by Anne Joseph
Foreword by Anne Sebba
Mother's Day by Karen Maitland
The Story About a Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God by Etgar Keret
Close by Jon McGregor
Flies by Eshkol Nevo
Stealing Memories by Richard Zimler
True Short Story by Ali Smith
Not the End of All by Nicole Krauss
Jewish Values by Michelene Wandor
Boiling by Tania Hershman
Goals by Jonathan Wilson
Blum's Daughters by Zvi Jagendorf
The Reservoir Room by Tamar Yellin
The Love that Comes from Saving Their Lives by Shaun Levin
Prophet Margin by Ellen Galford
Psychoanalysis Changed My Life by Amy Bloom
Contributors

 

 



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