Twelve snapshots of a changing Ireland

Twelve snapshots of a changing Ireland
Colin Barrett’s story looks at millennial life

Fiction: Young Irelanders. Edited by Dave Lordan. New Island, €13.99. Reviewed by Audra O’Brien.

Ireland might be ever-changing, but an old-fashioned image of Irish citizens – with rosary beads and tweed caps in tow – still prevails in the literature of our country.

Young Irelanders, edited by Dave Lordan, is a new anthology of work from 12 emerging Irish authors (or authors who have come to live in Ireland), which seeks to change that perception.

The central theme of each story is Ireland itself, a younger, newer Ireland. Instead of traditional themes...

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