The Wooden Hill

Jamie Guiney

époque press



ISBN: 9781999896041


Publication date: 1 November 2018

Rights: World



As we climb the wooden hill to bed each night we trace our life’s journey from birth, then each step toward death, the final sleep.

This collection of short stories, by Jamie Guiney, explores what it is to be human at every stage of life, from the imminence of a new birth in ‘We Knew You Before You Were Born’, through to adolescence and the camaraderie of youthful friendships as portrayed in ‘Sam Watson & The Penny World Cup’.

Ultimately, all of our lives stride towards old age and the certainty of death, as poignantly evoked in the title story, ‘The Wooden Hill’.

Jamie Guiney

Jamie Guiney is a literary fiction writer from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His debut short story collection ‘The Wooden Hill’, published by époque press, was shortlisted under Best Short Story Collection, in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Jamie’s short stories have been published internationally, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and he has been nominated twice for the ‘The Pushcart Prize.’ Jamie favours the short story genre, believing it to be the closest written prose to the traditional art of storytelling. Jamie is represented by literary agent Kim Witherspoon, founding partner of Inkwell Management, NYC.