By touching the pulse of some of the highways and byways of the city and county, the authors of these twenty stories bring into sharp relief Galway's human heart and soul in all its joy and sorrow, in all its aspirations and disappointments, in all its victories and defeats. It is, in effect, the alternate guide to this beloved city and county of ours, filling in all the gaps left out by the official guides, giving a real sense of what makes it the magical place it is to live in. Des Kenny
Galway Stories, featuring many of Ireland's best contemporary writers, takes the reader on an intimate tour of the city and county of Galway.The launch will feature readings three authors in the anthology: Mary Costello, author of 'Sleeping with a Stranger' (also featured in her collection The China Factory, Stinging Fly, 2012); Alan McMonagle, author of 'Women Drivers on Taylor's Hill (also featured in his collection, Psychotic Episodes, Arlen House, 2013); and Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author of 'Cri de Coeur' (also featured in her collection Mother America, New Island, 2012).
The collection includes stories byAileen Armstrong, Celeste Auge, Kevin Barry, Edward Boyne, Ger Burke, Mary Costello, Susan Millar DuMars, Lisa Frank, Julian Gough, James Martyn Joyce, Hugo Kelly, Mike McCormack, Alan McMonagle, Geraldine Mills, Conor Montague, Jim Mullarkey, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Moya Roddy, Olaf Tyaransen and John Walsh.