12th International Conference on the Short Story in English

From June 27 – June 30th I will be a guest writer at the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English:  SHORT STORY TRADITIONS: BRIDGES TO MODERNITY AND BEYOND. This conference will be held in North Little Rock, Arkansas.


On Thursday 28th of June I’ll be reading one of my short stories as well as participating in a roundtable on flash fiction: FLASH FICTION: THE LITTLE STORY THAT COULD. The moderator is Sylvia Petter from the University of Vienna and the others on the roundtable will be Robert Olen Butler, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Tania Hershman.

There are a number of other talks and workshops, and the guest author line-up includes Clark Blaise, Bharati Mukherjee, Alexander MacLeod, Molly McCloskey, Katherine Vaz and Alistair MacLeod amongst many others so I hope to see you there!

Do you own an iPhone (iPod/iPad) and like to read?

Are you in need of something to distract you while you wait for your train to arrive at its destination? Ether Books, the mobile publishing company, have published my story La Llorona. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod and want something to while away the time while you are enroute somewhere, please download the Ether App, where you’ll find me in the Authors section.

There are other stories you can download, some free and some for a small fee. There are stories from Hilary Mantel, Alexander McCall Smith, Henry James and many others.

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