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Tracy Fahey

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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. 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 thirty 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 residencies in Ireland and Greece. She has written a novel, The Girl in the Fort (2017) and three collections; The Unheimlich Manoeuvre (2016, 2018, 2020), New Music For ...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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2020: Writing During A Pandemic

I won't lie. the first three weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown were ugly. Locked down on my own, conscious of my autoimmune disorder, with increasingly uncertain timelines as to when I could see friends and family again...I didn't cope very well. I think I spent that time grieving. And definitely not writing. Words eluded me, slid, eel-like away. Trying to write horror felt like it was triggering cog Read more of this blog post »
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I Spit Myself Out by Tracy Fahey
"Tracy Fahey first came to my attention with the phenomenal collection ‘The Unheimlich Manoeuvre’ - and now she’s back at it again with a follow up collection from Sinister Horror Company - prepare to be blown away!

I Spit Myself Out covers many themes" Read more of this review »
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Ross Jeffery’s TOME is his much-anticipated follow-up to his novella, JUNIPER, a weird, visceral tale of giant felines and human cruelty in a sweat-soaked, small American town. TOME sees him return to the same bleak and brutish location, and even to ...more
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Juniper is a strange, sick rollercoaster of a novella. Ross Jeffery plunges you into the sweltering heat and entrails of a run-down American town. The book veers between sympathy for the main character, Betty, infirm and impoverished, and a desire to ...more
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“It’s hard to tell stories straight when you’re my age; when you’ve lived in a place all your life there’s too much detail in the picture to see it clearly.”
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“And last of all, a kiss goodbye. I touch my lips to her smooth, cold forehead. ‘Goodbye and good luck.’ I love the pleasant dead.”
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