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Author Archives: Elske Rahill
Elske Rahill’s short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies in Europe and the US. She is the author of the novel Between Dog and Wolf (Lilliput Press, 2013) and her short-story collection In White Ink is coming out this October (Lilliput Press/Head of Zeus).
Orange Horses, Reviewed
With the third of their Recovered Voices series, Tramp Press has brought us back a true literary treasure, writes Elske Rahill.
Gorse No. 6: The Cardboard Carrier, Reviewed
The latest issue of this Dublin literary journal is “an honest, raw and genuine exploration of act of writing”, says author Elske Rahill.
Earth-Bound by Dorothy Macardle, Reviewed
A feminist supporter of de Valera, a nationalist turned internationalist, many of Macardle’s beliefs seem to clash, which is what makes her work so rich.
The Springs of Affection by Maeve Brennan, Reviewed
Like someone scratching steadily at a dull, tarnished surface, Brennan reveals, without ceremony, bright glints of what lies beneath. Suddenly the reader is confronted with the terror of isolation that comes with being human.
Vertigo by Joanna Walsh, Reviewed
Are these short stories, or 14 episodes culminating in one vertiginous mindscape? Author Elske Rahill reviews the latest collection from Joanna Walsh.
The Changing Shape of Irish Pride: Fallen by Lia Mills, Reviewed
Chosen as this year’s One City, One Book selection for both Dublin and Belfast, this novel follows everywoman Katie and her everyman twin brother Liam through the Rising.
Children’s Children by Jan Carson, Reviewed
In this short-story collection, Carson uses fantasy as a tool for getting at those truths that facts are too blunt for.
Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan, Reviewed
Sullivan’s latest young-adult novel doesn’t just tread dark waters, it dives right in. A multilayered mindscape, it pulls the reader deep into the character’s world, writes reviewer Elske Rahill.
The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle, Reviewed
An unnerving page-turner about lost voices, there could be no more timely reissue of this fantastic novel, writes Elske Rahill.