Brevity Is the Soul


Meet The Author

While Ireland (like much of the rest of the world) was in lockdown in spring and summer 2020, we scratched our heads and wondered what to do to help lift people’s spirits. We joined forces with Irish Pensions & Finance and ran a competition celebrating Irish people’s love of a good story – and a good laugh. There were only two requirements: make it funny, and make it (fairly) short. We were overwhelmed by the response: we received hundreds of entries, from all over the island, and by people from all walks of life.
There could only be three winners (well four, in fact: the top prize was split between two outstanding stories) – but the entries were so good, we decided to gather the best of them into a book. And here they are – from the sublime to the ridiculous. Think Graham Norton’s Big Red Chair to Samuel Beckett’s dark humour – and all points in between. The result is: Wit from Lockdown Ireland. To be published in February 2021. Preorder your copy today. #laughteristhebestmedicine