Fantastic Fridays: Fitz-James O’Brien

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “It was shaped like a man—distorted, uncouth, and horrible, but still a man.” – “What Was It?” (1859) Fitz-James O’Brien was born in Cork on […]

Fantastic Fridays: Charlotte Riddell

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “The terror of it instead of unchaining my voice laid an icy hand upon my mouth and kept me still and silent.” – “The De […]

Fantastic Fridays: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “Perhaps other souls than human are sometimes born into the world, and clothed in human flesh.” – “Uncle Silas” (1864)   Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu […]

Fantastic Fridays: Charles Maturin

Welcome to a new series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “I have traversed the world in the search, and no one, to gain that world, would lose his own soul!” – Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) […]