Reading Thursday, 20 September with Nuala Ní Chonchúir @ 7.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
D.W. Wilson was born and raised in British Columbia. He is the recipient of the University of East Anglia’s inaugural Man Booker Prize Scholarship. His stories have appeared in literary magazines across Britain, Canada and Ireland (including Southword). ‘The Dead Roads’ won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2011. His first collection of stories Once you Break a Knuckle has been published on both sides of the Atlantic this year. Wilson’s stories reveal to us how our best intentions can be doomed to fail or injure, how our loves can fall short or mislead us, how even friendship can be something dangerously temporary.
“ ‘The Dead Roads’ was the stand-out winner of the 2011 BBC Short Story Award. My worry was that it might also be the stand-out story in this debut collection, but no – the standard is consistently, astonishingly high throughout.” – Geoff Dyer