Staying true to its title, Being Various features a diverse collection of Irish writers, both well-established and up-and-coming. It’s a book that could easily be devoured in one sitting, or dipped into as desired. From Kevin Barry's eternally bizarre and entertaining writing style to Paul McVeigh's sad and uncomfortable story, Danielle McLaughlin's cautiously optimistic tale to Yan Ge's painfully contemporary piece, Lucy Caldwell's wonderfully drawn together anthology couldn't be more various.
- Recommended by Laoise Slattery, Dubray Rathmines
Following her own brilliant short story collection Multitudes, Lucy Caldwell guest edits the sixth volume of Faber's long running series of new Irish short stories, continuing the great work started by the late David Marcus and subsequent guest editors Kevin Barry, Deirdre Madden and Joseph O'Connor. Contributors to this richly diverse collection include: Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Lisa McInerney, Stuart Neville, Sally Rooney, Kit de Waal and Belinda McKeon'BEING VARIOUS has a brilliant array of writers making waves in the twenty-first century, from lauded names to newcomers ranging from their twenties to their sixties; Irish by birth, by parentage, or residence.' Lucy Caldwell
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