Claire Keegan has earned a reputation as one of Ireland’s most canonical writers for a body of short fiction that has drawn comparison to the likes of Alice Munro and Anton Chekhov. Her most recent novel, Small Things Like These, was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize and praised as a ‘snowglobe of a story that fits a whole bustling, striving, yearning world into 114 finely wrought pages’ (Sunday Times).
Hear from Keegan as she talks with ABC RN’s Kate Evans about her career, the value of restraint in her writing, and why she favours tension over drama.
Claire Keegan’s stories are translated into thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize, awarded to the best collection of stories published in t...
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