For our third episode Wendy Erskine is reading an extract from her short story Secrets Bonita Beach Crystal Cancun.
Wendy Erskine works full-time as a secondary school teacher in Belfast. She first had a story published in 2016. Her debut short story collection, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press in 2018 and Picador in 2019. It has been shortlisted for The Republic of Consciousness Prize, and has been longlisted for The Gordon Burn Prize and The Edge Hill Prize. One of the stories, Inakeen, was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Prize. Her writing has been published by Faber & Faber, Repeater, Doire and No Alibis Press, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
This story Secrets Bonita Beach Crystal Cancun is part of Wendy’s new collection Dance Moves which will be published by Stinging Fly and Picador in 2022. It describes two very different holiday plans, one of which will give many in Northern Ireland fond flashbacks of childhood summers spent on the North Coast.