About The Sandstone City:
Belfast, 2007. Eighty-eight-year-old Michael Doherty lies in an open coffin, listening to those who have come to pay their respects. However, he’s not yet ready to pass over. His granddaughter is the reason. Thirty-something Sarah has inexplicably abandoned her plans to settle in Spain. She is scarred by the Sandstone City and Michael doesn’t understand why – yet it is a city he knows only too well, populated with his own ghosts. The Sandstone City is a novel that questions what happens when we lose ourselves, when we lose those we love and which fragments of the self are worth holding onto.
About the author:
Originally from Belfast, Elaine Canning is a public engagement specialist and writer living in Swansea, South Wales. She holds an MA and PhD in Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast and an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University. She is currently Head of Special Projects at Swansea University, which include the Rhys Davies National Short Story Competition, as well as Executive Officer of the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her external roles include membership of British Council Wales’ Advisory Committee.