Tina Pisco is the author of the best-selling novels “Only a Paper Moon” and “Catch the Magpie”, as well as poetry and non-fiction collections.
SUNRISE SUNSET is her first collection of short fiction. It includes flash fiction, short stories, a comic, and a novella. Mary Morrissy, herself a short story writer and a lecturer at UCC said of the collection:
If you think of the short story as a balloon – round, pleasing spherical – then “Sunrise and Sunset” is like a set of party balloons that have been turned by dexterous hands into all sorts of magical shapes – giraffes, rabbits, alligators. In this collection, Tina Pisco shows us the elasticity and sheer inventiveness of the short story. She shows us what the form is capable of.
Dave Lordan of Bog Road Clonakilty is a multi-genre writer, performer, editor, videographer, and pathbreaking multimedia educator with 5 acclaimed books & 20 years experience in creativity education & cultural programme design. Recent artistic collaborations include with Christy Moore, radio artist Bernard Clarke, alt.film maker Eamonn Crudden, & Karl Parkinson. His work will feature alongside James Joyce, Samuel Beckett & Flann O Brien in a forthcoming anthology of the Irish Experimental Fiction tradition, to be published by Dalkey Archive Press, who will also publish Dave’s second collection of short stories, Little Museums of Dublin in spring 2018. Sample some of Dave’s work at davelordan.com or follow him on Instagram at davelordanpoet.
Dave and Tina will be popping up throughout the festival.