Join us for an evening with Sara Baume, Sally Rooney and Lucy Caldwell in celebration of the release of Granta: New Irish Writing. The spring issue of Granta is a celebration of the Ireland’s exceptional writers, a snapshot of the present-day state of a rich and independent literary tradition. We have three of Ireland’s promising new generation with us, all of whom have original stories in the magazine.
Sara Baume’s short fiction has been published in anthologies, newspapers and journals. She won the 2014 Davy Byrne’s Short Story Award, and in 2015, the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and the Rooney Prize for Literature. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, was longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Writing and the Guardian First Book Award, and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. In autumn 2015, she was a participant in the International Writing Program run by the University of Iowa and received a Literary Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She lives on the south west coast of Ireland.
Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981 and read English at Queen's College, Cambridge. She is the author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas. Her debut collection of stories, Multitudes, will be published by Faber in May 2016. Awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Dylan Thomas Award, the George Devine Award, the Imison Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Award (Canada & Europe).
Sally Rooney was born in County Mayo in 1991. Her writing has appeared in Stinging Fly, the Dublin Review and Winter Pages. She is currently living in Dublin and working on her first novel.
The evening will be chaired by Peggy Hughes. By day, Peggy directs Literary Dundee, a University of Dundee initiative that celebrates books and supports readers and writers, through projects such as the annual Dundee Literary Festival. By night and weekend she tours about interviewing authors and talking about books.
Peggy will be talking to our authors about their contributions to the magazine, as well as their work at large within the context of Ireland’s literary tradition. There will be also be an opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions and to get their copy of Granta: New Irish Writing signed by the authors.
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
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