Irish Short Story Week March 12 – 22

Just like last year Mel u from The Reading Life is organizing an Irish Short Story Week.

He has already published his tentative plans and some resources for those who want to join. Some of the authors and topics he will review are James Joyce, Lord Dunsany, Elizabeth Bowen, Sheridan LeFanu, Oscar Wilde, Frank O’Connor, Irish fairy tales. I really like his plans, they manage to capture nicely how diverse the topic is. If you are interested in joining and want to know more about Mel u’s plans, you can find them here.

I’m not sure at all what I’m going to read. I have a few collections on my TBR pile and one anthology which looks promising. I know I will not be able to read more than one or two stories but that’s better than nothing, I guess.

Here are a few of the possibilities:

Frank O’ Connor’ s The Genius

James Joyce’s Araby 

Seán O Faoláin’s Innocence

Do you have a favourite Irish Short Story writer?