For the first of three newspapers being made as part of this project, we invited Stoneybatter-based author Nathan O Donnell to write a fictional story inspired by the first photograph made by Aisling McCoy for Home on the Grange. The photograph is what we now call the ‘giraffe’ photo. Aisling made the photo as part of a study of Home on the Grange I, a single family house in Dublin 7.

Nathan’s story, Plague, will be featured in Edition 1 of the Home on the Grange paper which will be out the week of September 19th. Copies of this paper will initially only be available in your local hair salon or barber, so book your appointment now to pick up a copy!

About Nathan O Donnell:

Nathan O’Donnell is a writer based in Stoneybatter. He writes essays about art and architecture, and his fiction is grounded in ideas about family and place. His work has appeared in several magazines and newspapers, and he is co-editor of a journal of contemporary art criticism, Paper Visual Art Journal. In 2015 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award and received a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council. He is currently an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.