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Fractured fictions and shafts of light

Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories Desmond Hogan Lilliput Press, ?17.99 IN 1976, two young Irishmen walked into Kenny's Bookshop on High Street in Galway with a bag containing copies of their debut works and an invoice book.

The event was so unusual that ever after (as recorded in the book Faces in a Bookshop) they were always referred to by Mrs Kenny as "the two lads". They were Neil Jordan and Desmond Hogan, and the adventurous project that they had just launched, along with Steve McDonagh and some others, was the Irish Writers' Co-operative.

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