Friday 24 March 2017

William Trevor told us stories that both hurt and healed

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

William Trevor, John McGahern and Frank O'Connor are my three favourite Irish short story writers, but not simply for literary reasons.

All three writers helped widen my horizons beyond nationalism. Geography helped history, too.

Frank O'Connor wrote about Cork city, where I was born, and republicans, among whom I was reared.

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