Winter Tales

‘Winter Tales’ represents the very best known and liked of Kenneth’s short stories from over 20 years of writing. Several of the stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio; many have been published either at home or abroad. Two have been short-listed for major literary awards. The stories themselves are from different corners of the world: from a traveller family in Ireland, the young sons of Sicilians settling in New York, and a boy making sense of the world amid the appalling bullying of his Scottish school. They are all about moments of intensity in people’s lives; moments of terrible transition or enlightenment. They are about turning points.