READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Made You Look’ by Valerie Sirr

THE LONELY PRESS is delighted to announce the publication of two new titles in the spring of 2017: The Beautiful Rooms by Valerie Sirr and Ergasy by Chris Cornwell. Today we preview a short story from Sirr’s stunningly accomplished debut collection, the excoriating ‘Made You Look’, read by the author herself. See the site next week for an exclusive reading by Chris Cornwell.


Valerie Sirr at Cork Short Story Fest 2014Valerie Sirr’s debut collection of short stories, The Beautiful Rooms will be published by The Lonely Press next spring. Her short stories, short shorts, and poems are published in Ireland, UK, US, Australia and Asia. Honours include 2007 Hennessy New Irish Writer Award, Arts Council of Ireland literature bursaries, and other national and international literature awards. She holds an M. Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin.

© Valerie Sirr, 2016. Image © J. K. Matthews, 2016. Photo © Paul McVeigh, 2016.