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November, my debut novel, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in December 2016. For a synopsis, reviews and interviews, please click on the sidebar under ‘November’. If you wish to sample the first chapter for free, please click here:  free download .

Paul Ebdon, an artist based in North Norfolk (UK), has made twenty-eight A3-size paintings (oil on primed paper) to illustrate (and expand) a novella I first drafted in the 1970s and have not previously published. All the images can now be viewed here, as can the novella, which includes links to each of the images at the relevant places in the text. Click on the sidebar at Ebdon-Woodall.

Sweets and Toxins, a selection of my short stories, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2018.

‘Lying to be Cruel’, one of the stories in Sweets and Toxins, was included in Best European Fiction 2019 (edited by Alex Andriesse).

‘Midnight’s Orphans’, a one-off story relating to Brexit, was published in 2018 by Berfrois.com. To read this, please see sidebar. For other occasional commentary on the same subject go to Archive in the header menu.

An essay I wrote about November and the 1960s and 1970s social and political phenomenon of établissement is published here for the first time.


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To purchase copies of November and Sweets and Toxins, please click on the book covers:


Please note that an e-book version of November is now available.

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For information on the extraordinary Dalkey Archive Press and to see their catalogue go to: www.dalkeyarchive.com
Also see interview with John O’Brien, Dalkey’s founder: http://totallydublin.ie/more/features-more/interview-john-obrien-dalkey-archive-press/

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