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Review: Antarctica by Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan’s debut short story collection Antarctica demonstrates a keen attention to real people experiencing ordinary and extraordinary events.

Claire Keegan’s short story ‘Antarctica’, which opens her collection of the same name, starts with the sentence: 323 more words

Short Stories

Claire Keegan at Jasper's

Upstairs in Jasper’s was the venue for a Claire Keegan masterclass organised by Lightning Bug Press on Saturday 25th April. Jasper’s café sits perched in a nook on Beech Road off New Street around the corner from Boylesports and just below what we in Killarney call “Old Tesco”. 239 more words

Blog Post

Passport Soup

‘Passport Soup’ is a poignant short story by the brilliant Claire Keegan, about a man consumed with grief after his only child goes missing while she is in his care. 993 more words

A To Z 2015

Foster – Claire Keegan

The two greatest living Irish short-story writers are William Trevor and Claire Keegan. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award 2009 and was subsequently expanded for publication as a stand-alone story. 631 more words


Five lessons to bring to your second novel

I’m not going to go into all the mistakes I made and then had to spend untold hours fixing on my first novel. I have covered all that at length on this blog over the past year, probably best summed up in this post: … 834 more words

About Writing

Second person


I read a lot of John McGahern over the holidays, and also Claire Keegan’s ‘Walk the Blue Fields’. Both writers make use of the second person, and it really intrigued me – the POV is a fantastic way of really getting inside someone’s head. 1,636 more words

Creative Writing

Foster by Claire Keegan (*10 years and over)

Title: Foster.

Author: Claire Keegan.

Year of Publication: 2010 (UK).

Publisher: Faber and Faber (UK).

Website: www.faber.co.uk/author/claire-keegan

Format: Available in paperback, and as an ebook. 153 more words

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