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Philip Ceallaigh

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'A great writer ... a refreshing change from the same old, same old of most Irish short story writers. With the possible exception of Anne Enright ... it's the best collection since his last one' -- Irish Independent

'An artist of extraordinary gifts ... already touched by greatness' -- Joseph O'Connor, Guardian

'An artist of extraordinary gifts ... already touched by greatness'
-- Joseph O'Connor, Guardian

'It's a long time since I've read a collection of stories so absolutely pleasing on every level ... beautifully written - effortlessly readable, but solid and substantial'
-- Independent

'These stories are vivid and visceral, clever and affecting ... [and] never less than admirable for the brimming confidence of their composition' -- Irish Times

'Ó Ceallaigh is incapable of being uninteresting - because he keeps coming at life from the most unexpected of angles' -- Dermot Bolger, Sunday Business Post

'Ó Ceallaigh's command rarely falters ... a sharply funny collection' -- Sunday Times

Review

'A great writer ... a refreshing change from the same old, same old of most Irish short story writers. With the possible exception of Anne Enright ... it's the best collection since his last one'

Review

'Ó Ceallaigh's command rarely falters ... a sharply funny collection'

Review

'These stories are vivid and visceral, clever and affecting ... [and] never less than admirable for the brimming confidence of their composition'

Book Description

'Ó Ceallaigh is incapable of being uninteresting - because he keeps coming at life from the most unexpected of angles'

About the Author

Philip Ó Ceallaigh, a native of County Waterford, currently lives in Bucharest. His first collection of stories, Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse, won the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Philip won the Rooney Prize, which is awarded annually to an Irish writer under forty, in 2006.
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