Original Sins, a collection of new Irish writing, has just been launched. The twenty two new Irish writers featured in this anthology of fictional stories are guilty of the sin of originality. They share their many versions of saints, scholars and demons who speak from around the world and beyond it, from Ireland, from abroad, from places of the mind or from the past. Their characters discover old lives and invent new ones, fall in love and out of it, engage with life, death and all its promises. Travel through the imaginations of these new voices.
The authors in this new collection have sharpened their blades for four years, working together and alone. They are all students of the Creative Writing for Publication course at NUI Kilkenny Campus who have all truly learned that less is more on paper. They know the value of silence in a story and use the shadows words cast to great effect. They are writers whose work you will read again. Remember their names. You will remember their stories and read more of them in years to come. Original Sins is available at Bookworm, Liberty Square, Thurles and Eason’s, Thurles Shopping Centre and features work from Thurles author Majella O’Gorman.