A fair few of my writer friends have been saying some lovely things about Valerie Trueblood‘s collection, Marry or Burn, which is shortlisted for this year’s Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. Between the many and varied recommendations I’ve been receiving, the short-listing and the impressive book trailer, this is now on my wishlist.

She’s also written a rather nifty essay on the short form.

Thanks to Nuala Ní Chonchúir for the essay link. Nuala will be conducting a public interview with Valerie Trueblood on Friday the 16th September at 3pm, Metropole Hotel, Cork, as part of the Cork Short Story Festival.