Ethel Rohan

Location San Francisco
Occupation Fiction Writer

Books by Ethel Rohan
  • by Ethel Rohan
    Dark Sky Books, 2010.

  • by JS Graustein, Rose Auslander
    Folded Word, 2010.

  • by Ethel Rohan
    PANK Magazine, 2011.
  • About Me

    Ethel Rohan is the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody (forthcoming Queen’s Ferry Press, September, 2013) and Cut Through the Bone, Dark Sky Books, the latter named a 2010 Notable Story Collection by The Story Prize. She is also the author of a chapbook, Hard to Say, PANK, 2011.

    Winner of the 2013 Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, her work has or will appear in The New York Times, World Literature Today, Tin House Online, The Irish Times, Sou’wester, Post Road Magazine, and The Rumpus, among many others. She is a book reviewer and contributor to New York Journal of Books.

    Why do you write?

    I feel most alive, most myself, when I write.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor; Amy Hempel; Richard Bausch; Rohinton Mistry; Ian McEwan; John Banville; Colum McCann; Edna O'Brien, and on and on.

    Ethel Rohan's Wall

    Michelle Elvy – May 01, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on Love, Story, Ethel! So nice to see you here!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 29, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on Muted Corners. It means a lot to me.

    Barry Basden – Feb 28, 2010

    Thanks for the welcome, Ethel. I love your book faces...

    Katrina Gray – Feb 12, 2010

    Thanks, Ethel, for the read and the compliment. And the smiley face. :)

    Julie Innis – Jan 13, 2010

    Really love your blog, Ethel. Good luck in your new "location"!

    Jack Swenson – Jan 05, 2010

    Ethel, thanks for your comment about my story. I don't know about the title, either.

    Jack Swenson – Jan 05, 2010

    David Erlewine – Dec 17, 2009

    Quite enjoyed your piece in Calliope! Nice to see a familiar face/name in there. Beautiful last line.

    Meakin Armstrong – Dec 01, 2009

    Ethel, thanks for your comment on my story in elimae. It was much appreciated. I look forward to reading your work!

    Meakin Armstrong – Dec 01, 2009

    Ethel, thanks for your comment on my story in elimae.

    Erin Fitzgerald – Sep 10, 2009

    Ethel, thanks for your comments. I'm getting back up to speed here, and really looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Gary Moshimer – Sep 08, 2009

    Hi Ethel. If you have time, check out my edited Boobie story, and see if this makes it stronger, Thanks GM

    Ben Loory – Sep 06, 2009

    hi ethel! thanks for liking my story! glad you read it as a fable, that's how i always describe them to people... little twilight zone-y fables. man, you've had your stuff published everywhere! that's pretty impressive. that guy over at elimae won't give me the time of day. i've made it my personal goal in life to finally sneak something past him. not sure if i'll ever make it though.

    well, now that i'm done complaining about elimae, i guess i'll be on my way. see you round!

    Tara – Aug 24, 2009

    Thanks for the comments on "Little Girls"! By the way, I saw on your blog you were thinking of joining Facebook. You should! It is a time-killer, but it's also really fun. :-)

    Mel Bosworth – May 18, 2009

    Greetings, Ethel. Thanks for the invite. Where am I? What's going on here? The social networking of the internet is dizzying.

    Larry Strattner – May 17, 2009

    Thanks Ethel, from all of my multiple personalities here at Flashfictioninc. You helped my little story. A touch of the Irish tradition.

    Larry Strattner – May 16, 2009

    OK Ethel - Take a quick look at the beginning of Sex Life of Your Mouth. (It's only three paragraphs.) The rest remains the same. I love it when someone gives me something to do. It must be the latent copywriter in me.

    Heather Fowler – May 14, 2009

    Hi Ethel,

    Thanks so much for your comments on my new piece! Looking forward to checking out your stories.

    All warmest and best, H

    Cortney McLellan – Apr 25, 2009

    Hi, Ethel! Nice to see you on here. Always enjoy your stories.

    Frank Dahai – Apr 25, 2009

    Very much Irish, yes. Dubliner too, in a way. My mum lived next door to the other 'Frank O'Connor' when she was a girl. She named me after him.

    Frank Dahai – Apr 25, 2009

    Cheers for the welcome Ethel. I faved 'Cracking Open'. It's got that Dublin swing.

    Richard Cooper – Apr 08, 2009

    Almost anyone from Ireland is a friend of mine. Nice to meet you here!

    Katrina Denza – Apr 05, 2009

    Hi Ethel!

    Rachel Yoder – Apr 02, 2009

    Hi Ethel! Thanks for your kind comment on Arizona's Lonely. Yes, loneliness. If only *other people* could alleviate it, wouldn't that just do it? Look forward to reading your work here!

    Meg Pokrass – Mar 25, 2009

    Yay! Ethel is here! hi and welcome!!!!

    Darryl Price – Mar 25, 2009

    Not just any chocoholic but a brazen one! I like it! Plus it's so nice to see someone actually put Edna O'Brien on the list. Welcome aboard.

    Ethel Rohan – Mar 24, 2009

    Thanks, David. I'm thrilled to be here.

    David Erlewine – Mar 24, 2009

    Hi, Ethel! Wonderful to see you here. I need to figure out how to invite people here. So glad Meg did.

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