Della is a touching story about the strange attraction that blossoms between two old neighbours who never previously got along. Enright handles the situation and characters with wonderful subtly, maturity and understanding.

Enright shot to international fame in 2007 when she won the Man Booker Prize for her fifth novel, The Gathering. This followed the Davy Byrne Award in 2004. Since then she has published two collections of short stories, Taking Pictures, from which Della is taken and Yesterday’s Weather.

Other available stories on the web include Natalie and In the Bed Department