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FRANK O'CONNOR

INTERNATIONAL

SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

 


Lipstick on the Host by Aidan Mathews

 

 

AIDAN MATHEWS

 

Reading Wednesday 15th September 9pm

 

Aidan Carl Mathews was born in 1956 in Dublin. His poetry collections include Windfalls (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1977); Minding Ruth (Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1983); and According to the Small Hours (London, Jonathan Cape, 1998). His plays are The Diamond Body (Project Theatre, Dubin); Entrance, Exit (The Peacock Theatre, Dublin); and Communion (The Peacock Theatre). He has also published two collections of stories, Adventures in a Bathyscope (Secker & Warburg, London, 1988), and Lipstick on the Host (Secker & Warburg, 1992); and a novel, Muesli at Midnight (Secker & Warburg, 1990). His awards include The Irish Times Award, 1974; The Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1976; the Macauley Fellowship in 1978-9 and an Academy of American Poets Award in 1982. He reached the shortlist for the first GPA Book Award in 1989. He lives in County Dublin and works as a radio producer for RTE.

 

Click here to visit Mathews's entry at Irish Writers Online.

(Extracts of Aidan Carl Mathews's work available in festival brochure.)

 

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