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Aiden O’Reilly’s Greetings, Hero launching in Dublin on 12 November

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

If you’re in the Dublin area, hit up iconic bookshop Hodges Figgis this coming Wednesday for the launch of Greetings, Hero, the debut collection from short story maestro Aiden O’Reilly. (more…) more»

Greetings, Hero

Author: Aiden O'Reilly

ISBN: 9780957142756 | 322 pages

“Aiden O’Reilly’s stories of one-night stands and fraught relationships, of dreamers, drifters and migrant labourers, an academic crank at war with the legacy of the Roman Empire and a man who assembles a woman from a kit suggest complicated truths about who we are now and where we have come from. Greetings, Hero is a poignant, inventive collection by a writer distinguished by a rich and resonant voice.”

Ashley Stokes (The Syllabus of Errors, Unthank Books, 2013)

“A startling debut – wit and artistry, spliced to an imagination which has real ambition for the short story.”

Mike McCormack (Notes from a Coma) more»

Aiden O’Reilly

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Aiden O'Reilly, Greetings, Hero author
Aiden O’Reilly was interested in puzzles from an early age and published papers on a QM dynamical system before abandoning a PhD in mathematics. He has worked variously as a translator, building-site worker, property magazine editor, and IT teacher. He lived in Eastern Europe for a time, but only met his wife after six years there. He is a 6-kyu go player, enjoys reading Karl Jaspers, and lives in Stoneybatter.

His collection of short stories, Greetings, Hero, will be released in 2014. more»