Mike mccormack is a writer from the west of ireland and getting it in the head is his debut collection of short stories first published in 1996 its been out of print for years which probably explains why it has only two other reviews on goodreads but its recently been re released by the irish lilliput press and if youre interested you can buy it here. Getting it in the head stories mike mccormack on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers sixteen stories deal with the harsh violence of modern life in a world where kids make bombs sculptors dismember themselves for art. Praise for getting it in the head remarkable even at the most extreme moments the mind not the emotions is mccormacks target and these deadly exact stories score several bulls eyes eileen battersby the irish times funny fantastical tales that trample on the toes of the twentieth century itself. In 1996 he was awarded the rooney prize for irish literature for getting it in the head and in 2007 he was awarded a civitella ranieri fellowship in 2016 solar bones won the goldsmiths prize and was bge irish book of the year and in 2017 was longlisted for the man booker prize show more rating details. Getting it in the head by mike mccormack paperback 9781786891396 published by canongate 6 july 2017 the celebrated debut short story collection from the author of solar bones winner of the 2016 goldsmiths prize and bge irish book of the year
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