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Stephen O'Connor

Official Website of Best Selling Author, Including the recent Critically Aclaimed

Northwest of Boston: Stories



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Northwest of Boston: Stories
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This Is No Time To Quit Drinking
The Spy in the City of Books
The Witch at Rivermouth
Smokestack Lightning: Stories
Press & Media

Elinor Lipman

 Award-winning author of 14 books

latest: Ms. Demeanor & Rachel to the Rescue

I agree with something Somerset Maugham wrote to Rebecca West about a manuscript of hers he was evaluating--"I want to feel it's a life I am living rather than a story I am reading." Bingo. Stephen O'Connor's "Work, Music and Love" delivered a whole life in thirteen pages....There is music in the plot and in the writing."

David Lenson

Former Editor, The Massachusetts Review

Rather than write the graven letter that I should, I wonder if you'll accept this email as a formal invitation to contribute to the Fiftieth Birthday double issue (Spring / Summer 2009) of The Massachusetts Review. This is, for once, by invite only, drawing from the roster of past contributors. whose work has stood the test of time. We can give you nearly a year, but it'd be even better if we got it sometime in the late summer. It'll be a grand parade, and you should be in it!

The Massachusetts Review issues
with Stephen O'Connor's stories 

Lucinda Franks

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist,

novelist and memoirist

The Witch at Rivermouth is rich, eerie and intriguing.  A moving love story and a well-crafted mystery, intertwined with a fascinating exploration of culture and belief.





Stephen O'Connor has written lyrics for several original songs that have been set to music and performed by Jim O'Connor (no relation) of Boston Blackthorne.

Fishing Over the Lusi 

lyrics Stephen O'Connor,

music Jim O'Connor

Manville Bells from the Down to the Crossroads story in Northwest of Boston

lyrics Stephen O'Connor, music Jim O'Connor

Here's a locally inspired Rap written and performed by Stephen O'Connor 
Lowell RAPLowell RAP
00:00 / 03:39
Stephen O'Connor was a featured contributor to the WUML
Sunrise Program during the early 2000's. Listen to Stephen below. 
Irish Lover
00:00 / 06:33
Slogans for Lowell
00:00 / 06:22
Best Day
00:00 / 06:34
Sweeney recalls Kerouac
00:00 / 11:17
Yankee Curse
00:00 / 06:40
Stupid Dog
00:00 / 06:13
00:00 / 07:19
Irish Portrayals
00:00 / 07:54
Student Life
00:00 / 07:09
Working in France
00:00 / 08:34
Uncle Eddie
00:00 / 06:35
Edwin Poitras
00:00 / 07:35
Deer Slayer
00:00 / 06:01
Xmas Musings
00:00 / 06:17
00:00 / 05:40
No Country
00:00 / 07:38
Beautiful People
00:00 / 06:39
00:00 / 06:34


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