Duration 60 Mins

Irish literary journals are the bedrock of our literary culture, publishing exciting work, discovering new voices and publishing them alongside many of our greatest writers.

Join Lisa McInerney, from The Stinging Fly, and Emily Cooper and Dean Fee, from The Pig’s Back, as they discuss the culture of journals, the joys and challenges of editing fiction and non-fiction, and answer your questions on publishing.

Author Biographies

Lisa McInerney is the author of three novels: The Glorious Heresies, The Blood Miracles and The Rules of Revelation. She has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Desmond Elliott Prize, the RSL Encore Award and the Premio Edoardo Kihlgren for European literature. She is published in 11 languages. In 2022, she was appointed editor of The Stinging Fly.

Emily Cooper is a poet  based in Donegal. Her debut, Glass, was published by Makina Books in 2021 and has been translated into German by Ink Press. The Conversation, a collaborative poetry collection with Jo Burns, will be published by Doire Press in 2024. She is an editor for The Pig’s Back literary journal. 

Dean Fee is a writer and editor based in Donegal. His work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, The Tangerine and more. He is an editor at The Pig’s Back literary journal. 

Event Location

The Mick Lally Theatre

Druid Lane,

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