"Keegan is … Alistair MacLeod's true successor, a writer already touched by greatness."
Declan Kiberd, Irish Times
In Walk the Blue Fields — the long-awaited follow-up to her multi-prize-winning short story collection Antarctica — Claire Keegan observes an Ireland wrestling with its past. With the same exquisitely articulated prose that illuminated her debut, Keegan turns once more to her native land as she traces the inscrutable yearnings of the human heart.
"It is hard to think of anyone who casts a spell the way Alistair MacLeod can."
Alistair MacLeod is an internationally acclaimed short story writer and author of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - winning best-seller No Great Mischief. Like Keegan, MacLeod deals in the complexities and mysteries of the human condition. Set against the unforgiving landscape of his native Nova Scotia, his stories are steeped in memory and myth.
A master storyteller and his literary heir share their passionate engagement with literature, landscape and the quiet rebellion of everyday lives.