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Granta: New Irish Writing

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Granta: New Irish Writing
Presented by Center for Fiction, Granta, Poetry Ireland, and Irish Arts Center

Moderated by Clair Wills, author ofDublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO

Wednesday May 4 | 7 PM

at Center for Fiction

Granta Magazine presents a conversation on the state of Irish writing, featuring acclaimed novelists Colm Tóibín and Belinda McKeon, poet and novelist Mary O'Donoghue, Belfast poet Stephen Sexton, and introducing fiction writer Sally Rooney. Granta’s upcoming issue, New Irish Writing will be released on April 26th and showcases our finest contemporary Irish fiction, memoir, poetry and photography.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Belinda McKeon is the author of two novels, Solace and Tender. Solace won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was named the 2011 Irish Book of the Year. She lives in New York and teaches at Rutgers University.

Mary O’Donoghue grew up in County Clare. She is the author of the novel Before the House Burns and the poetry collections Tulle and Among These Winters. She is an associate professor of English at Babson College, Massachusetts.

Sally Rooney was born in County Mayo. Her writing has appeared in Stinging Fly, the Dublin Review and Winter Pages. She lives in Dublin and is working on her first novel.

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Master and Brooklyn, and two story collections. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

Stephen Sexton’s poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry London and Best British Poetry 2015. His pamphlet, Oils, was the Poetry Book Society’s 2014 Winter Pamphlet Choice. He lives in Belfast.

 


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