The published work of Val Mulkerns runs from novels, short stories and journalism to essays and children’s books. Scroll down and click on the images below to read a novel extract, essays broadcast on the acclaimed Irish Radio programme, Sunday Miscellany and a short story.

Our first link is a very special section of the new memoir, Friends With the Enemy, which Val originally wrote as part of the book, but decided to make into a web post instead, with illustrations. Click here or on the image below for the full web page:


VIVE LA FRANCE ÉTERNELLE – a French diary, 1970

“Provence glimpsed from the autoroute last night was the dream one had dreamed long ago on seeing the first Van Gogh – burnt Sienna brick in the shuttered houses, little cypresses, young poplars on the skyline, snow on the faraway Savoy Alps, blinding amber sunlight, terraced fields. The Rhone at Lyon was broad and beautiful … “


Click on the images below for more of Val’s writing:  

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