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 columnist and is often heard on the radio. She is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, two children’s books and many published essays and critical writings.  She lives in Dublin, Ireland.

A new collection of Val’s short fiction, Memory and Desire, was published on the 12th May, 2016. For an Irish Times review of the book by Anne Enright, Irish Laureate for Fiction, click here. For photos of the book’s launch, click here.

The title presents twelve of the best stories from Val’s three short fiction collections An Idle WomanAntiquities and A Friend of Don Juan. The fourth edition of her 1984 novel, The Summerhouse, is also now available, both by order through any bookshop or online from Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. and by order from all bookshops internationally through Ingrams, Bertrams, Gardners and more.

Val’s most recent radio appearance was on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany programme broadcast on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016, as part of RTE’s 1916 commemorations. To hear it click here.

Memory and Desire and The Summerhouse are now available on national distribution in all Irish bookshops through Argosy books, by order from all bookshops internationally through Ingrams, Bertrams, Gardners etc., and online at the following links: / / / /

Barnes & Noble, USA / Waterstones, UK / Booktopia, Australia  / Indigo Books, Canada


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