DATE / TIME 5 Nov, Sun 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
VENUE: The Arts House, Blue Room
A young character survives a difficult childhood and attains actualisation. That is the story at the heart of acclaimed novels and novellas by authors Claire Keegan, Deirdre Sullivan and Paul McVeigh. The three Irish writers will talk about the formal elements of their works, from characterisation to the evocation of mood and setting.
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Irish short story writer Claire Keegan has published the collections Antarctica (1999) and Walk the Blue Fields (2007), as well as the story ‘Foster’ as a standalone book (2010). She has been translated into 15 languages and won numerous awards. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize in 2008, awarded to the strongest collection published in the British Isles, while ‘Foster’ won the 2009 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award, then the world’s richest prize for a single story.
Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway, Ireland. She has published four novels: the Primrose Leary trilogy (2010, 2013, 2014) and Needlework (2016). Her books have previously been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year, and the Children’s Books Ireland awards. Needlework received a White Raven in 2016. Deirdre’s next book, a collection of dark fairytale retellings called Tangleweed and Brine, comes out this year.