The Broken Spiral is an anthology of short stories by Irish authors in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. The project is named The Broken Spiral as this is the symbol of the centre, and because it is emblematic of the winding, re-winding and often circuitous journey towards healing that those who have experienced trauma face. This symbol also serves as the shape of the collection, which, though it inevitably explores darkness and difficulty, ultimately offers solace, hope and a way out of the labyrinth. The Broken Spiral will raise much-needed funds for the centre, but also act as a restorative to survivors of trauma who have spoken out and survivors who remain in silence through the redemptive power of storytelling. The aim of the collection is to bring hope to the reader, and to re-establish a belief that healing can, and does, happen.
The Broken Spiral anthology launched in mid-November 2017 at the Irish Writers Centre.
It is now available to buy in selected stores and online from anywhere in the world through our booksellers. It is also available in Trinity College library, Dublin City Libraries and American university libraries, including Harvard.
This anthology was made possible thanks to the generous support of many, including Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, The Irish Writers Centre, New Island Books, Mutiny Group, Bodytonic, Jane Chadwick and other generous supporters.