Careful What You Wish For ... a new book of short stories is a collection of Fergal's recent award winning writing. The book contains seven recent short stories that are heavily influenced by Fergal’s passion for science and cosmology. Three of the stories have been awarded in the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award and others have garnered accolades including the Alpine Fellowship Award, he John McGahern Award and The Hennessy New Writing Awards.
The book is available to download on Amazon as an ebook - and on Lulu's platform as a hard copy.
Released in 2000 this was O'Byrne's first novel, based on the short story A Subway Incident - a monthly winner of the Hennessy New Writing Awards. The novel tells the story of a young Irish man injured in a drug-related gun incident who is transported to hospital in an ambulance. The trolley he is lying on flies out the door of the ambulance when it takes a corner too quickly and thus begins his epic and surreal odyssey around the streets of Manhattan.
A darkly comedic stream of consciousness escapade.
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