Paul McVeigh, who will be the tutor in residence at our Free With Words retreat in Tuscany this coming September admits that he's a slow writer. But this month he has not just one, but two short stories published in separate anthologies.
The first is 'The Swimmers', which has been included in Being Various, the sixth volume of Faber's long-running series of all new Irish short stories. Guest edited by the acclaimed Lucy Caldwell, the collection also includes stories by Eimear McBride, Kevin Barry, and Lisa McInerney.
Paul's second story to hit the shelves this month is 'Night of the Hunchback', which appears in Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, edited by author of the bestselling My Name is Leon, Kit de Waal. In it de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class.
Having loved every page of Paul's award-winning debut novel, The Good Son, we're looking forward to reading both!