Imelda Carroll grew up in Wexford town. She lived in Maynooth, Co. Kildare for a number of years but returned to Wexford, to Gardamus Great, Mayglass, in 2002. She has recently returned to town and is now back to the start, living in the house she grew up in.
This is her debut collection and contains 13 stories. The Elephant in the Room was short listed for the William Trevor Short Story Competition in 2008, The Frost came second in the WexWorlds Fantasy Festival Short Story Competition in 2015 and The Vigil won the inaugural Write by the Sea Short Story Competition in 2016. Two stories have appeared in The Wexford Bohemian but for most of the stories in this collection it will be their first time in print. Imelda takes her inspiration from the sea and the poignancy of the human condition.
Praise for Making Waves
‘With clean prose, evocative descriptions and her sparkling gift for dialogue, Imelda Carroll has crafted thirteen beautiful stories, each one brimming over with humanity.’
‘There are no easy answers - or indeed easy questions- in Imelda Carroll's latest collection of beautifully conceived salty stories: there's pain and loss and sorrow and mythic betrayal and revenge, along with a deep tragic/comic understanding
of life's barely buried treasure.’
‘Wide in scope - compelling, immersive, dark and at times nostalgic - Imelda Carroll’s ‘Making Waves' is a perfect addition to your bookshelf.’