Belfast writer Rachel Connolly’s Lazy City is an electrifying debut set in Northern Ireland exploring dysfunctional relationships, love and heartbreak as a young woman grieves the loss of her best friend. She has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Guardian and many other publications. She has also featured as a guest to discuss her work on This American Life and several BBC radio programs.
Nicole Flattery is the winner of An Post Irish Book Award, the Kate O’Brien Prize, the London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction, and the White Review Short Story Prize. Her work has appeared in the Stinging Fly, the Guardian, the White Review, and the London Review of Books. Her debut novel Nothing Special is described as a wildly original debut novel about two young women navigating the complex worlds of Andy Warhol’s Factory, and coming of age in 1960s New York.