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Fiction Introductions


Becca de la RosaPaul LenehanPaul Cussen

9th September at 2.30pm
Cork Central Library (Grand Parade)
Admission: FREE


A reading by exciting new voices in Irish fiction who have yet to publish a full length collection, including Becca de la Rosa and Paul Lenehan.

Becca De La Rosa writes strange stories from her home in Dublin, Ireland. She has been published in many magazines and anthologies both online and off.

Paul Lenehan, from Dublin, has been writing and publishing stories for the past twenty years, most recently in Crannóg and Tupelo Quarterly (USA). He was twice shortlisted for the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune short story award, and received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales). He is keen to find a publisher for his current writing project, entitled The Way We Live Now: 100 Stories of 100 Words.

Paul Cussen has worked as a bookseller and as a library assistant. His only work of non-fiction was Cork: A Pocket Guide (2004). His story 'The Browser' won a Waterstone’s staff prize in 2006. In 2015 his story 'Going to the Wedding' was published in the Stinging Fly.




Becca de la Rosa home page

Judge's citation on Paul Lenehan's shortlisted story in the Hennessy competition

Paul Cussen's 'Five Favourite Reads'