Val Mulkerns, Author of "Memory and Desire", 2016

Val Mulkerns is a noted Irish writer and member of Aosdána.  Her first novel, A Time Outworn, was released to critical acclaim in Ireland in 1952. She later worked as a journalist and is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, two children’s books and many published essays and critical writings.  


Friends with the Enemy, the author’s newest title, will be launched by author Ita Daly on 13 December 2017 at The Gutter Bookshop, Dalkey, in time for Christmas. It takes the form of an elegant memoir, which begins  with tales of intriguing ancestors, leads us through early days of a Bohemian Dublin childhood and on to her career as a writer.  This mellow, beautifully written tome takes in almost 70 years of life and times in literary Ireland. 

 Friends with the Enemy is the eleventh book by Val Mulkerns.

In 2016, a collection of Val’s short fiction, Memory and Desire, was published to broad acclaim – see review of the book by Anne Enright, Irish Laureate for Fiction here The fourth edition of her 1984 novel, The Summerhouse, was brought out in 2013.  Like  Memory and Desire, it’s also available both by order through any bookshop or online from Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats and by order from bookshops internationally through Ingrams or Gardners.


Val Mulkerns three recent published books

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