Breaking Literary Ground: Ambitious Young Writers from IrelandSaturday, April 28 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Eimear McBride, David Hayden, Liz Nugent, moderated by Rosemary Graham
The small country of Ireland has always had an outsize influence on world literature. For the third year in a row, the festival showcases some of today’s most powerful writers who come from this land of literary pioneers. Surrealist feminist author Eimear McBride creates a literary mosaic with her disjointed, artful syntax; NPR called her “one of the most exciting young talents in fiction.” Of David Hayden’s debut short story collection, the Guardian wrote, “Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that really is like nothing you’ve ever read before.” Liz Nugent is a rising star who has written a dark thriller that Publisher’s Weekly, in a starred review, called “an intense character study” that plays with truth.
Berkeley City College - Auditorium
With the support of Culture Ireland and Irish Culture Bay Area