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Selected Stories gathers together some of the best examples of Benedict Kiely's work - a true and gifted man of letters. Edited by Ben Forkner, founder of The Journal of the Short Story.

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'Ireland [is] a place where stories are still told, deliciously and by masters of the art, of whom Benedict Kiely is one, perhaps the foremost.' --Guy Davenport, New York Times Book Review

'Ben Kiely was - and therefore is - one of the great voices of 20th century literature, not just in Ireland but all over the world. That his stories survive, and indeed thrive, is a tribute to the power of literature. When it comes to storytelling there is really no such thing as an end, because the stories keep unfolding and influencing. Put him up there on the shelf alongside Joyce, Beckett, McGahern, O'Brien. With this version of Selected Stories, watch him develop a whole new readership.' --Colum McCann

'Uniquely bewitching writing.' --John Updike

'The late Benedict Kiely was one of the most admired Irish writers of the last century whose appeal ranged from students of international literature to the general public. All of his best known, like 'Soldier, Red Solider' and 'A Ball of Malt and Madame Butterfly' are here.' --Books Ireland

'Uniquely bewitching writing.' --John Updike

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Benedict Kiely, novelist, short story writer, journalist, broadcaster and lecturer, was born in Dromore, County Tyrone in 1919 and raised in Omagh. After graduating from UCD in 1943, Kiely settled in Dublin and began what was to be a long and prolific writing career. His first novel, Land Without Stars, was published shortly afterwards and was followed by a steady flow of highly praised novels and short story collections including The Captain with the Whiskers (1960), A Ball of Malt and Madame Butterfly (1973), The State of Ireland (1985) and God's Own Country (1993), as well as two volumes of memoirs, Drink to the Bird (1991) and The Waves Behind Us (1999). Having lectured and taught widely across Ireland and the USA, Kiely was Literary Editor of the Irish Press, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker and The Irish Times. A recipient of the Award for Literature from the Irish Academy of Letters and member of Aosdana, he passed away in 2007.

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