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In these difficult, uncertain times, we’re turning to books for consolation, comfort and creative inspiration. Here are our writers’ suggestions for reading during self-isolation.
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Melissa Edmundson’s short story collection, Women’s Weird, is full of literary greats such as Edith Wharton, May Sinclair and Edith Nesbit. Their stories are packed with ghosts, ghouls and weird occurrences, but, says Gabriela Frost, the most chilling aspect is the social treatment of women.
Read More “Women’s Weird – Stunning short stories that fright (& fight) with their social commentary”
For women in Northern Ireland and a post-Repeal Republic telling stories which speak from the body and its traumas remains a powerful tool, argues Laura Hackett when considering the work of Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell, Sinéad Gleeson and others.
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