screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-04-24It was such a wonderful surprise to open the Irish Times today, and find my book mentioned by one of my favourite short story writers, Nuala O’Connor, as one of her “Favourite Books of 2016”.  The full article is filled with great recommendations for Christmas presents, 2016 – check it out at this link:

Nuala says:  “Ferenji is the debut short story collection of Helena Mulkerns, a former press officer with the United Nations. The stories concern both aid workers’ and locals’ stories and are humane and graphic.  Beautifully written and topical, this book is a heartbreaking look at the realities of post-war lives.”