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Author Visit – Bernie McGill – Carrickfergus Library

Carrickfergus Library 2 Joymount Court, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, United Kingdom

Join Us in Carrickfergus Library for this special author visit! Bernie McGill's publications include novels The Butterfly Cabinet (2010) and The Watch House (2017) and a short story collection, Sleepwalkers (2013), shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize in 2014. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for numerous awards and in 2008 she won the Zoetrope All-Story Award in the US. Her work has been anthologised in the award-winning collections, The Long Gaze Back  and The Glass Shore  and more recently in Female Lines and  Belfast Stories. Booking essential - please ask in branch for more details To book contact Branch Manager Jillian McFrederick​ t: 028 9336 2261 e:​


Reading & Signing: This Train is For at The Secret Bookshelf, Carrickfergus

The Secret Bookshelf 38 Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

Set in the secret garden in The Courtyard, Carrickfergus, The Secret Bookshelf is a hidden gem of a shop. From our showroom of new and lovely books, browse our bespoke rooms: our geek-den, crime-alley, family room, and second hand store. Come up the stairs and let us, and the shop, transport you into the world of books, where we’re always happy to help with recommendations, take orders, or just chat about book-love. Bernie McGill will read from her new short story collection This Train is For at The Secret Bookshelf on Monday 18th July at 2pm. This new collection, her first since 2013, contains unpublished stories along with a number of previously published stories featured within award winning anthologies. ‘This Train is For portrays the complexities of the heart with sensitivity and acute psychological insight. Rendered in the most perfect prose, Bernie McGill presents lives in physical and emotional transit, uncertain of the journey’s destination, understanding that sometimes the most important moments in our lives involve travelling not forward, but to moments we thought we had left long behind.’ David Park ‘Bernie McGill is one of the most accomplished short story writers in Ireland today. These stories contain powerful truths and […]