Eddie Stack has received several accolades for his fiction, including an American Small Press of the Year Award, and a Top 100 Irish American Award. Recognised as an outstanding short story writer, he is the author of three collections of short stories—The West, Out of the Blue and Quare Hawks; HEADS, a novel, and The Irish, three novellas.


His work has appeared in literary reviews and anthologies worldwide, including Fiction, Confrontation, Whispers & Shouts, Southwords and Criterion; State of the Art: Stories from New Irish Writers; Irish Christmas Stories, The Clare Anthology and Fiction in the Classroom.

Stephen Windwalker of Kindle Nation wrote this about Derramore, a story from The West:

Let me just say this: I've read dozens of novels and stories that found some way to pay homage to James Joyce over the years, but frankly there have been few of them that convinced me the had any real claim on the reference. Not so with "Derramore." Turbo Tracy's forgeries may not involve the uncreated conscience of his race, but this story, more than any that I've read in decades, put me in touch again with the best of Dubliners and some of the vignettes of Portrait and Ulysses, so much so that, when I finished reading the story and found the blurbs from the Times Book Review and other journals, I actually felt they were understated.


A natural storyteller, Eddie has recorded spoken word versions of his work, with music by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. In 2010, he integrated spoken word and printed work with art, music and song to produce an iPhone app of The West; this was the first iPhone app of Irish fiction.

Doolin: people place & culture

Gussie Russell, at home in Doolin
Eddie has recently published Doolin: people place & culture ––a book about the culture and traditional arts of Doolin, County Clare. Beautifully written, it includes interviews and profiles of tradition bearers, features on storytelling, dancing as well as music and songs from Doolin. Readers will have access to a web site where they can listen to, and download, audio and video of the tradition bearers featured in the book. Read more about Doolin: people, place & culture here >>.
Doolin: people, place & culture is now available.
Fisher St., Doolin in the 1960
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The Arts Council of Ireland has awarded a DEIS grant to support the completion and publication of The Doolin Book.