- Alistair Braidwood
In praise of: Agnes Owens
None of which would overly matter if the writing was not of real quality. A master of the short story, a form which is too often overlooked, Owens’ collection is full of memorable characters, dark humour and captures the mild surrealism that is to be found in the everyday. If Agnes Owens didn’t exist then no one would think of inventing her, and that fact in itself makes her worth reading.