New Writing from IrelandSunday, May 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- In-Person Only
The Magnes - Auditorium
Ireland has been the source of some of the most exhilarating and subversive new fiction in recent years, and these are three of its shining stars. Claire-Louise Bennett made a splash with her debut collection, Pond, and more than delivers on its promise with Checkout 19, a narratively unconventional novel featuring a nameless narrator who, The New Yorker writes, “for good and for ill, both clings to and disowns her life.” The “brilliant, confounding” (The New Yorker) Sarah Moss presents The Fell, a breathless novel that explores fear and connection as a woman leaves pandemic lockdown to take a walk in the hills (“a page-turner…. I gulped The Fell down in one sitting,” says Emma Donoghue). And County Mayo’s Colin Barrett, who swept international literary awards with his debut, Young Skins, has penned a second collection, Homesickness, that Sally Rooney called “mesmerizingly powerful.” Moderated by novelist and essayist Rosemary Graham, this event is a fascinating dispatch from the small isle whose literary shadow, past and present, looms large.
Book signing information: Sausalito Books by the Bay Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 12:15 PM
With the support of Culture Ireland