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Tracy Fahey

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November 2014


Tracy Fahey is an Irish writer of Gothic fiction. In 2017, her debut collection The Unheimlich Manoeuvre was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. In 2020, The Unheimlich Manoeuvre Deluxe Edition is released with an accompanying chapbook, Unheimlich Manoeuvres In The Dark, both by the Sinister Horror Company. Seven of her short stories have been longlisted by Ellen Datlow in her The Year's Best Horror volumes, and her 'That Thing I Did' received an Honourable Mention for the 2019 edition. Her short fiction is published in over twenty-five Irish, US and UK anthologies. Fahey holds a PhD on the Gothic in visual arts, and her non-fiction writing has been published in edited collections and journals. She has been awarded ...more

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Tracy Fahey I get so little time to write, I don't usually suffer from writer's block - because I've been waiting eagerly for the chance to scribble. On the rare…moreI get so little time to write, I don't usually suffer from writer's block - because I've been waiting eagerly for the chance to scribble. On the rare occasions I do, I tend to drop the story in question, and leave it to lie fallow. I've learned not to force it. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't (but more often than not, it does). At the moment I'm working on a story I let go of about a year and a half ago - I've suddenly realised how to reanimate it.(less)
Tracy Fahey Writing and the creative flush of happiness that goes with it. A close second is the joy of being published.
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Off to Limnisa

I can hardly believe it, but in September I'm off to Limnisa for a writing retreat. I won a short story competition run by the retreat, and my 'You're Next' scooped this lovely reward...I've been looking longingly at images of Limnisa for over a year (and entered their competition last year too). It's on the peninsula of Methana in Greece, and the combination of blue skies, blue sea, serene ham... Read more of this blog post »
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Subtle, melancholic poetry; elegant and sparse.

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This is a short but absorbing collection from Penny Jones, a writer with a growing reputation on the UK horror scene. Her style sits somewhere between traditional horror and literary fiction, and this collection of six tales demonstrates her
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This is a strange, luscious and marvellous collection. Priya Sharma's has a voice unlike any other; she speaks fluently of folklore, birds, bees, beasts, liminality, identity and family. Her stories are alive with a weird magic that leads us in and ...more
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