Stack, Eddie 1955-
STACK, Eddie 1955-
Born November 5, 1955, in Ennistymon, Ireland; son of Jimmy (a farmer) and Monsie (a homemaker; maiden name, Sullivan) Stack; children: Aindrias, Eamon, Roisin, Jamie. Ethnicity: "Irish." Education: National University of Ireland, University College, Galway, B.E. Hobbies and other interests: Fishing.
Agent—Dom Dunne, Ballylara Cottage, Labane, Ardrahan, County Galway, Ireland. E-mail—[email protected].
Irish Arts Foundation, San Francisco, CA, artistic director, 1989-2001; writer, 2001—.
Small Press of the Year Award, Quality Books, 1990, and Irish America Top Ten Award, 1992, both for The West.
The West: Stories from Ireland, Island House (San Francisco, CA), 1989.
Out of the Blue: Irish Short Stories, Tintaun (San Francisco, CA), 2003.
Also author of Clare Champion. Work represented in anthologies, including State of the Art: Contemporary Irish Fiction, Sceptre (London, England), 1993; Irish Christmas Stories, Bloomsbury Books (London, England), 1994; Fiction in the Classroom, Addison, 1997; and Clare Anthology, edited by Kieran Sheedy, CLASP Press (Ennis, County Clare, Ireland), 1999. Editor of Island and Island Online.
The West: Stories from Ireland was recorded as a spoken-word album titled The West, narrated by the author, released by Tintaun (Ardrahan, County Galway, Ireland) in 2002.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
A book on Irish folk traditions in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland; Bog Island Chronicles, a novel, publication expected in 2005.
Eddie Stack told CA: "I try to write every day and no longer wait for divine inspiration, just plough ahead. I am very influenced by the Irish oral tradition of storytelling, and my native country has flavored my stories. Most of the short fiction I read is South American."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
New York Times Book Review, April 30, 1989, Constance Decker Kennedy, review of The West: Stories from Ireland, p. 38.