"Reviewing the collection in The Irish Times earlier this year, Sarah Gilmartin wrote: “The stories in Vertigo are by turns funny, surreal, modernist, remaining at all times accessible. Alienated as the voices are, they let the reader in ... Certain themes are woven throughout Vertigo: women as the second sex, consciousness as friend or foe, infidelity, body image, motherhood.”
The Guardian wrote: “Beautifully simple and unembellished, Walsh’s writing – most captivating in its ability to unnerve – is cleverly revealing”; the Literary Review said: “These icy soliloquies of disenchanted womanhood tear up the familiar soft furnishings of fictional narrative...”; and the New Statesman review said: “Walsh is a sublimely elegant writer... Vertigo is artful, intelligent – and elegant above all else.”
As part of the month:
Vertigo in context by Susan Tomaselli,
Me on (anti) novels.
An excerpt from the book.
Me on autofiction.
Ian Maleney's review.
My US editor, Danielle Dutton of Dorothy, on editing Vertigo.
A conversation with Rob Doyle.
Stephanie Boland on space and place in Vertigo.
Sarah Griffin on clothes and bodies in Vertigo.
Julian Gough on why my characters need self-help books.