It’s that time again, folks — bust out your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts, shamrock stickers and glittery green eyeshadow, St. Patrick’s Day is this Thursday! To get you into the mood for some fiddle-dee-dee and potatoes, how about some literature?
The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story
edited by Anne Enright, author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Gathering
Nostalgic, dark, comic, iconoclastic, the Irish short story has always punched well above its weight. Anne Enright has brought together a dazzling collection of Irish stories written in the last sixty years, by authors from Elizabeth Bowen and Frank O’Connor to Claire Keegan and Kevin Barry. With a pithy and passionate introduction by Enright, The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story traces this great tradition through decades of social change, and shows the ease and pleasure Irish writers continue to take in the short story form. There is no truth so telling as a small truth, or so much fun.
Also includes stories by:
- Maeve Brennan
- Mary Lavin
- William Trevor
- John McGahern
- Colum McCann
- Colm Toibin
From the Globe and Mail: “. . . [a] superb collection . . . Enright has done a masterful job of balancing tone and style among the stories . . . A great St. Patrick’s Day gift.”
From the Toronto Star: “We think it entirely appropriate to honour St. Patrick this week with The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story . . . a whirlwind tour of modern greats.”
TO ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF THE GRANTA BOOK OF THE IRISH SHORT STORY, LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING US HOW YOU PLAN TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
Last year we had an Anansi boardroom table full of Guinness — how could we possibly top that?
Contest closes Thursday, March 17, 2011, at midnight EST. Canadian residents only please, excluding Quebec.