Bridget O’Connor was a BAFTA-winning author, playwright and screenwriter. With her partner, Peter Straughan, she wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, based on John le Carre’s celebrated novel.
Bridget O’Connor was one of the great short story writers of her generation. She had a voice that was viscerally funny and an eye for both the glaring reality and the absurdity of the everyday.
Recently published to great acclaim is the collection of stories After a Dance. A compiled collection from acclaimed writer Bridget O’Connor, with an exclusive preface from the author’s daughter, Constance Straughan.
‘Some of the wildest, arresting, just plain brilliant short stories I’ve read in a long time.’ – Roddy Doyle, author of The Woman Who Walked Into Doors