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We're going to #Readwomen

“Are you missing out on good writing because of a pink dust jacket?” asked author and illustration Joanna Walsh, the woman behind #ReadWomen2014 (@Read_Women), a campaign with the aim of redressing the gender balance in our reading habits. 639 more words

Guest Post

No 680 The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien

Reading The Country Girls today, it’s hard to imagine the outrage and scandal it generated when published in 1960. Criticised, banned and even burned, The Country Girls, with it’s tale of convent girls growing up in a small village in Ireland is often credited with opening up the discussion of social and sexual life from the viewpoint of women. 880 more words

The 746

Books everywhere...

“BOOKS EVERYWHERE. ON THE SHELVES AND ON THE SMALL SPACE ABOVE THE ROWS OF BOOKS AND ALL ALONG THE FLOOR AND UNDER CHAIRS, BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ, BOOKS THAT I HAVE NOT READ.”

Edna O’Brien
Country Girl

Life

Talking about Talking about Kate O'Brien

I’m back in Santander just over two weeks now. I was in Ireland presenting a paper at the Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien. 2,608 more words

Santander

February Shorts Revisited

It’s not February anymore. Thank goodness. What a truly nasty little month February 2015 turned out to be. I’m extremely glad to find myself contemplating March and the possibility that one of these days it might actually stop raining and think about becoming Spring in Belfast. 543 more words

Projects

Swimming the distance of memory

Geographies of paintings done and redone. Having walked the long-mediated underground from the Metro station into the glammy Zorlu centre, arriving in Mamon, announced as it is, 250 m  then 150m, then 100 only; a grey airless tunnel and I try to remain jolly, focussing on my fellow commuters who with winter’s wet arrival have begun the retreat into their black coats. 562 more words

Cities