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Éilís Ní Dhuibhne writes fiction, drama and non-fiction in Irish and English. She
has published over 25 books, including six collections of short stories. She received the Irish Pen Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature in 2015, and a Hennessy Hall of Fame Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016. Her latest book is Selected Stories.

“Ní Dhuibhne is funny but much quieter; she steals up on you.

Sean O’Reilly is the author of the short story collection Curfew and Other Stories and the novels Love and Sleep, The Swing of Things and Watermark. His latest collection of stories, Levitation, was published last year. He teaches writing at the American College Dublin and leads the The Stinging Fly’s fiction workshop programme.

“O’Reilly’s voice is all his own: intelligent, lyrical and deeply funny.”

Ger Reidy has published three collections of poetry; Pictures from a Reservation, Drifting Under the Moon, and his most recent, Before Rain, which was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize at Listowel Writers’ Week. His début collection of short stories Jobs for a Wet Day was nominated for the Edge Hill Prize.

“This is the real thing, a powerful, chiselled collection of short stories which are by turns funny and bleak and compassionate, the truth rings out on every page.”

Joanna Walsh is the author of Worlds From the Word’s End, Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair, and Fractals. She is also published by Granta, Dalkey, Salt and others. She writes literary criticism, edits at 3:AM and Catapult, and founded @read_women. She was a 2016 Goldsmiths Prize judge and a 2017 Arts Foundation Fellow.

“Walsh’s clever, self- parodying stories capture the existential disarrangement of the writer, but also the existential disarrangement of anyone who nds real life strange and, at times, quite unreal.”

Event chaired by Dr. Clíodhna Carney, lecturer in the Department of English, NUI Galway.

Tickets: €10 / €8