Nora: Nuala O’Connor
Friday, 23 April 2021, 5:30pm
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Pre-recorded event, brought to you from the grounds of the world-renowned Ashford Castle.
Adopted Galwegian Nuala O’Connor returns to Cúirt to launch her latest historical masterpiece, Nora, into the world.
When Nora Barnacle, a twenty-year-old from Galway working as a maid at Finn’s Hotel, meets young James Joyce on a summer’s day in Dublin, she is instantly attracted to him, natural and daring in his company. But she cannot yet imagine the extraordinary life they will share together. All Nora knows is she likes her Jim enough to leave behind family and home, in search of more. Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse. Nuala will be joined in conversation by Elaine Feeney.
Nuala O’Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1970. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she is a novelist and short story writer and lives in County Galway with her husband and three children. Nuala has won many prizes for her short fiction including the Short Story Prize in the UK and Ireland’s Francis MacManus Award. She is editor at flash e-zine Splonk.
‘An exceptional novel by one of the most brilliant contemporary Irish writers, this is a story of love in all its many seasons’ – Joseph O’Connor
This is a pre-recorded event. It will not have a Q&A.
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