|Eddie Stack received a Top 100
American Award in 1991 in response to his book of short fiction, The
West: Stories from Ireland.
He is also the recipient of a Small
of the Year Award. Originally paper published by Island House (US) and
Bloomsbury (UK), The West received excellent reviews on
both sides of the Atlantic. Eddie Stack's work is included in State of
the Art: Stories from New Irish Writers; Irish Christmas Stories, The
Clare Anthology and Fiction in the Classroom. His stories have also
appeared in literary reviews Fiction, Confrontation, Whispers &
Shouts and Criterion 83.
Stories from The West have
been read on radio worldwide and a CD of
four stories read by the author, with music by Martin Hayes and Dennis
Cahill was released in summer 2002. His latest collection of stories, Out of the Blue, was
published in Spring 2004.
Eddie Stack was co-founder and artistic director of the Irish Arts Foundation in San Francisco. He was a member of the Irish trad group Last Night's Fun with Tommy Peoples, Paddy Keenan, Johnny Moynihan and the late Shane Holden. He is currently working on a book about the folk culture of Doolin, County Clare. Due out in 2008, the book includes interviews with Micho Russell and Paddy Shannon as well as profiles on the Russell and Killoughery brothers.
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