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Paul McVeigh

Short Fiction Writer Paul McVeigh

Biography

PAUL MCVEIGH’s debut novel, The Good Son, won the Polari First Novel Prize and the McCrea Literary Award, as well as Brighton’s City Reads Choice in 2016. His stories have appeared in The London Magazine and The Stinging Fly, and in 2019, Faber’s anthology Being Various: New Irish Short Stories, Kit de Waal’s Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, on BBC Radio 4 and Sky Arts TV. Paul is associate director of Word Factory and he co-founded the London Short Story Festival. In 2019, he also chaired a short story strand throughout the Jaipur Literature Festival. Paul interviews authors and reviews for The Irish Times and his work has been translated into seven languages.

Genre: Fiction
Number of publications: 1

Here you will encounter the city through the minds of some of its most imaginative and creative observers.

— Malachi O'Doherty

Sample Work

About Belfast Stories

Belfast Stories is an engaging contemporary collection of short fiction set throughout the neighborhoods of Belfast by writers who live, have lived or have a strong connection to Belfast. These writers include Linda Anderson, Lucy Caldwell, Jan Carson, Wendy Erskine, Jamie Guiney, Peter Hollywood, Caoilinn Hughes, Rosemary Jenkinson, Winnie M Li, Bernie McGill, Michael Nolan, David Park, Glenn Patterson, Ian Sansom, Dawn Watson and Shannon Yee.

Belfast Stories also includes photos and background information on each neighbourhood, as well as maps displaying the location of each story to further provide an evocative snapshot of Belfast.

Books

Belfast Stories
Belfast Stories Short Stories Fiction by Paul McVeigh & Lisa Frank published by Doire Press

ISBN: 978-1-907682-69-8 | Pages: 264 | Published: 2019

Belfast Stories is a collection of short fiction set throughout the neighbourhoods of the city, written by writers— both established and emerging—who live, have lived, or who have a strong connection to Belfast, including Lucy Caldwell, Jan Carson, Wendy Erskine, Caoilinn Hughes, Rosemary Jenkinson, Winnie M Li, Bernie McGill, David Park, Glenn Patterson and Ian Sansom. This anthology also features photos and background information on each neighbourhood, as well as local listings and a map displaying where each of the stories takes place.

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