Wednesday, 11 July 2012

SILVER THREADS OF HOPE

 
The cover has been released for Silver Threads of Hope, the short story anthology edited by journalist and broadcaster extraordinaire, Sinéad Gleeson. The book will be published in September by New Island, it contains 28 new short stories by Irish writers and is in aid of Console, the suicide support organisation. Songwriter Adrian Crowley gave permission to use a line from his song 'Bless our Tiny Hearts' as the title and Martin Gleeson designed the cover.

I have a new story in the anthology called 'Squidinky' - it features tattoos (I like what I like), grief and third-age friendship. I know Colm Keegan has a story in there too and I am looking forward immensely to reading all the other writers' stories. I believe they include ones from Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright and Emma Donoghue. Stellar!

6 comments:

Words A Day said...

Sounds great, and full of fascinating writers, ps what's third age? (Just wondering have I hit it!)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Niamh, third age is the new PC for old age. Elderly. So not quite for yourself :)

Words A Day said...

not quite, second age methinks- Thanks Nuala!

Rachel Fenton said...

What a line up! Very nice indeed - congrats on getting your story working for a very worthwhile organisation.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Rachel.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

OK, Sinéad has released more names of contributing writers so here are a few more:
Colum McCann, Kevin Barry, Pat McCabe, Dermot Healy, Keith Ridgway, John Boyne, Arlene Hunt, John Boyne, Belinda McKeon, Clare Kilroy, Mike McCormack