Award-winning novelist and playwright Paul McVeigh is no stranger to producing anthologies such as The 32
Following the success of Belfast Stories which he co-edited, McVeigh has delivered once again with The 32, described as an ‘intimate and illuminating collection of memoires and essays that celebrates workingclass voices from the island of Ireland’. A number of contributors from the book will participate in the Scribes event, chaired by the book’s editor Paul McVeigh.
Without these working-class voices, without the vital reflection of real lives or role models for working-class readers and writers, literature will be poorer. We will all be poorer.
This event is hosted by Stories@theDuncairn, a volunteer-led, community literary project, in partnership with the Greater New Lodge Community Festival and Féile an Phobail. All welcome!
You can read here.
“A Working Class Writer is Something to Be” June 2 at 1.30pm The Listowel Arms Hotel
We read because we want to experience lives and emotions beyond our own, to learn, to see, with others’ eyes. Join us as Kit De Waal and Paul McVeigh engage in a lively discussion of the short story writing of working-class writers across the UK and Ireland. This event will be moderated by Deirdre Walsh.
Please do join us. You can check out the rest of the programme here.
In #the32 “Working-class clichés are dismantled” says the New Statesman
You can read the full review here.
“The 32 voices in this anthology are truly diverse, culled from all corners of our island.”
A wonderful review of The 32 in The Irish Independent.
“The 32 is an insightful, funny and touching collection, with a range of voices and viewpoints that must be heard.”
You can read the whole interview here.
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The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices
Sat 29 May at 5:00 pm – Sat 29 May at 6:00 pm
Paul McVeigh is the editor of The 32 – an upcoming collection of essays and memoir, bringing together sixteen well-known writers from working class backgrounds with an equal number of new and emerging writers from all over the island of Ireland. He’ll be in conversation with two of the featured authors Lisa McInerney and Michael Nolan.
“Are you a new or emerging writer from a working class background? Would you like to be published alongside an Impac Award-winner, a Booker Prize-winner, two Sunday Times Short Story Award-winners, a senator, playwrights and poets? What about a professional development programme with the help of leading publishers and the Irish Writers Centre.”
Read all about it in my article in The Irish Times.
You can apply here.