‘Darker, weirder, bent of shape’ – Irish Times interview

I’m interviewed today by the Irish Times, talking about Unthology and the short story on both sides of the Irish Sea.


“I don’t know what I’m looking for but I know it when I see it. I’m not sure I know what a short story is. I think that helps. I am looking for ideas and voices, structures, too, that I’ve not seen before. I don’t want to guess the outcome in the first paragraph. I like a checkpoint situation or a flashpoint explosion. I do want to hear a distinct and clear voice and not one cribbed in some way. A writer should have a voice and be able to tell a story. That sounds simple, but it seems overlooked sometimes.”

You can read the whole interview here.