It’s her first book for adults.
Award-winning writer Deirdre Sullivan will launch I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, a collection of short stories on Thursday, May 13th.
Bookworms can join the West Cork Literary festival online for the event, which will see Deirdre in conversation with fellow writer, Clonakilty native Louise O’Neill.
Sullivan has written seven acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage Her Reply (Little Island, 2020), Perfectly Preventable Deaths (Hot Key Books, 2019), and Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island, 2017).
In I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, described as a “dark and glittering” collection of short stories, the Galway author and teacher explores the trauma and power that reside in women’s bodies.
“A teenage girl tries to fit in at a party held in a haunted house, with unexpected and disastrous consequences. A mother and daughter run a thriving online business selling antique dolls, while their customers get more than they bargained for. And after a stillbirth, a young woman discovers that there is something bizarre and wondrous growing inside her.” said a spokesperson for the West Cork Literary Festival.
“With empathy and invention, Sullivan effortlessly blends genres in stories that are by turns strange and exquisite.”
West Cork Literary Festival presents the launch of I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay online via zoom at 7pm, Thursday, May 13th, 2021. Tickets (€5) are available here.