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They have been read in Croatia, Albania and in Romania. Now, four of the most talented and successful Irish-language writers are available in English translation.
The short story has flourished as a literary form in Ireland, not least amongst Irish-language writers. This lively anthology will be enjoyed by all and will be cherished by those with an interest in Irish literature, those in the field of Irish Studies and those with an interest in Translation Studies. It is a good illustration of the vibrancy of Irish-language writing today and demonstrates, in Declan Kiberd’s words, ‘that the example of Kafka has been as fully assimilated as that of Leabhar Sheáin Uí Chonaill.’
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