Leland Bardwell is one of the senior figures of Irish writing: a novelist, poet, playwright and short-story writer whose fiction has appeared on bestseller lists abroad and is accorded classic status at home.
Bardwell’s keen-eyed, unflinching short stories were originally published in 1987, and deal with a range of topics of considerable relevance to readers in our own difficult times.
“Stories with ‘the power to pierce, and to move’.”
The Irish Times
Leland Bardwell was born in India, grew up in Leixlip, Co. Kildare and was educated in Dublin and London. She has published five novels: Girl on a Bicycle, That London Winter, The House, There We Have Been and Mother to a Stranger. A memoir, A Restless Life, was published in 2008. A co-editor of the long-running literary magazine Cyphers, Leland Bardwell is a member of Aosdána and lives in Co. Sligo.