New short story to mark 110th anniversary of Flann O’Brien’s birth

Today, Tuesday 5 October 2021, is the 110th anniversary of the birth in 1911 of Brian O’Nolan, a.k.a. Myles na Gopaleen, best known as novelist Flann O’Brien. My new short story ‘Plain Speaking’ was written to commemorate the fact, and is now published by 3am Magazine. You can read it online here…

‘Plain Speaking’ was premiered as a live reading at the final Carthorse Orchestra, David Collard’s wonderful online salon, on 2 October 2021.

I’d love to perform ‘Plain Speaking’ again now, so if anyone is planning Flann-based festivities, or has any other ideas let me know.

With thanks to Shirley MacWilliam, the late John Carson, Anna Aslanyan, and Andrew Gallix of 3am.

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