The UCD MA Creative Writing class of 2016 has published a book of their works titled ‘A Blushing Object’.

The collection has extremely credible influences, naming the likes of John Banville, Colm Keegan and Kate Pullinger who came to speak to the MA class. A Blushing Object is the perfect display of the emerging contemporary writing talent in this country, of which it should launch these talented writers into the public’s awareness.

The book has been split by student name, giving each student their own space and acknowledgement to display their particular styles. A Blushing object has a combination of short story extracts, poetry and novel extracts, and each extract leaves an urge to get access to the story behind it, and each segment so wonderfully descriptive that one is easily launched into each scene.

One particular mention should go to the volume of poetry included in this book, as it is something that has been missing in the contemporary writing era in Ireland. Each of these writers have incredibly bright futures in the industry, and a Blushing Object should give these writers the launch they deserve.

A Blushing Object is available from The Winding Stair Bookshop and from the Rathgar Bookshop. For further information, you can contact


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