Cúirt International Festival of Literature, in partnership with Tramp Press and Kenny’s Bookshop, present a special online event celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Throat, the latest book from multi-award winning writer, Doireann Ní Ghríofa.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa makes her prose debut with A Ghost in the Throat, weaving candid personal memoir with a literary mystery story, as she tries to track down the circumstances behind a murderous attack in the late 1700s that inspired ‘the greatest poem written in either Ireland or Britain during the eighteenth century.’ A Ghost in the Throat is a fluid hybrid of essay and autofiction, exploring the ways in which a life can be changed in response to the discovery of another’s art – in this case, Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire.

‘A love story, a poem, a reflection, an enchantment, a shimmering, beautiful and moving book about the nurturing sustenance of reading and rereading, how words can make time disappear.’ Joseph O’ Connor

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Her latest poetry collection was chosen as a Book of the Year in both The Irish Times and The Irish Independent. Doireann’s awards include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA, 2018), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University, 2018), the Ostana Prize (Italy, 2018), and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (2016), among others.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa will be joined in conversation by Tomás Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop.

in partnership with Tramp Press and Kenny’s Bookshop.

To pick up a copy of the book in advance of the event, head to Kenny’s Bookshop online and pre-order your copy today!

Access Information: This event will have closed captions available.

Ticketing Information: Tickets are available at the link below. Attendees can either choose to ‘Pay What You Can’ or register for a free ticket. All income will go towards supporting Cúirt to deliver this event and events in future.


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