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.
I feel most alive, most myself, when I write.
Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor; Amy Hempel; Richard Bausch; Rohinton Mistry; Ian McEwan; John Banville; Colum McCann; Edna O'Brien, and on and on.
Thanks for your comment on Love, Story, Ethel! So nice to see you here!
Thank you for reading and commenting on Muted Corners. It means a lot to me.
Thanks for the welcome, Ethel. I love your book faces...
Thanks, Ethel, for the read and the compliment. And the smiley face. :)
Really love your blog, Ethel. Good luck in your new "location"!
Ethel, thanks for your comment about my story. I don't know about the title, either.
Quite enjoyed your piece in Calliope! Nice to see a familiar face/name in there. Beautiful last line.
Ethel, thanks for your comment on my story in elimae. It was much appreciated. I look forward to reading your work!
Ethel, thanks for your comment on my story in elimae.
Ethel, thanks for your comments. I'm getting back up to speed here, and really looking forward to reading more of your work.
Hi Ethel. If you have time, check out my edited Boobie story, and see if this makes it stronger, Thanks GM
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!
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. :-)
Greetings, Ethel. Thanks for the invite. Where am I? What's going on here? The social networking of the internet is dizzying.
Thanks Ethel, from all of my multiple personalities here at Flashfictioninc. You helped my little story. A touch of the Irish tradition.
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.
Thanks so much for your comments on my new piece! Looking forward to checking out your stories.
All warmest and best, H
Hi, Ethel! Nice to see you on here. Always enjoy your stories.
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.
Cheers for the welcome Ethel. I faved 'Cracking Open'. It's got that Dublin swing.
Almost anyone from Ireland is a friend of mine. Nice to meet you here!
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!
Yay! Ethel is here! hi and welcome!!!!
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.
Thanks, David. I'm thrilled to be here.
Hi, Ethel! Wonderful to see you here. I need to figure out how to invite people here. So glad Meg did.