Mia Gallagher is a Dublin-based writer of literary fiction. Her novels are HellFire (Penguin Ireland, 2006) and Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland (New Island, 2016). Her short fiction has appeared widely at home and abroad and includes the collection Shift (New Island, 2018). Recent anthologies include The Art of the Glimpse, The Globe and Scales and The Music of What Happens. Mia is a contributing editor with the Stinging Fly and a member of Aosdána.
Slip by Mia Gallagher (audio)
Slip by Mia Gallagher (audio), a short story which draws inspiration from the ‘Drowning Dog’ by Goya. A central theme of the story is memory, which also plays an important role in so many of the works appearing in our exhibition Tracing Time. We therefore wanted to include Slip, not least because it is a beautiful story where brittle -v- hard.
Slip first appeared The Music of What Happens, the Purple House Anthology of New Writing. This was edited by Tanya Farrelly and published by New Island in 2020 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. For more details www.newisland.ie