Another writer emerges from Mullingar
As Mullingar continues to establish itself as a big-league supplier of talent to the worlds of arts and literature, the latest candidate thrust forward in the town's colours is writer Nicole Flattery.
Nicole's debut short story collection "Show Them a Good Time" is being published in Ireland on February 28 by The Stinging Fly Press, an imprint committed to publishing the very best new Irish literary fiction.
On March 21, Bloomsbury will publish the collection.
Bloomsbury is also due to publish Nicole's novel, "Nothing Special" which tells the story of two 18-year-old girls who are working on the transcription of tapes for Andy Warhol in New York. It is projected to be released in 2021.
Nicole's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review, The White Review, Winter Papers, The Letters Page and The Stinging Fly.
She is a recipient of a Next Generation Artists’ Award from the Arts Council and The White Review Short Story Prize.
Originally from Mullingar, and a past pupil of Loreto College, Nicole, who is in her twenties now lives in Galway.
Show Them A Good Time will be launched by Colin Barrett on February 28th in Hodges Figgis Bookshop in Dublin, and on March 6th in Dubray Books, Shop Street, Galway.