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Siobhan Fallon


Siobhan Fallan at the Cork International Short Story Festival

Photo © Larry Nordwick


Reading Friday, 16 September with Michal Ajvaz @ 7.30pm
The Ballroom, Metropole Hotel, Cork


Siobhan Fallon lived at Fort Hood while her husband was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City and now lives with her family near the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. You Know When the Mean Are Gone is her first book.

“Siobhan Fallon tells gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families. It’s clear from her tender yet tough-minded first book, You Know When the Men Are Gone, that she knows this world very well. The reader need not look at Ms. Fallon’s biography to guess that she, like her book’s characters, has spent time living in Fort Hood, Tex., watching the effects of soldiers’ leave-takings and homecomings on men and the wives they leave behind. Married to a man who is on at least his third tour of duty, Ms. Fallon now lives where he is stationed, in the Middle East.”
- The New York Times


Author Links


Siobhan Fallon website

Video: Siobhan Fallon discussing You Know When the Men are Gone

National Public Radio coverage of Fallon's work




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