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Anne Enright reading Frank O'Connor

Anne Enright reads Frank O’Connor’s short story ‘The Masculine Principle’ on the New Yorker podcast. Good story, read excellently, but worth it most of all for details of a satirical letter Maeve Brennan sent anonymously to the New Yorker giving details of her supposed suicide on the altar of St. 14 more words

Why Short Stories Matter

Writer Lucy Caldwell talks to Faber & Faber about the importance of the short story form, and picks some of her favourite examples

A short story is a shot of vodka (Chekhov), a love affair to the novel’s marriage (Lorrie Moore), a high wire act (Kevin Barry). 169 more words


Dublin Literary Festival - Celebration of Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan : A Celebration

Maeve Brennan – The New Yorker

As part of the Dublin Literary Festival in May, an event entitled ‘Maeve Brennan: A Celebration’ will take place on May 27 at Smock Alley. 71 more words

What Is On In Dublin - May

Reading Ireland Month - Sin uile folks!*

*That’s all Folks!

So there we have it. Another Reading Ireland Month/ Begorrathon is over and what a great month it was!

With over 130 blog posts, an array of writers, poets, musicians and movies were explored. 426 more words

Irish Literature

TBR Thursday 79... and End of Month Round-Up

People’s Choice 10 – The Result…

Well! The People’s Choice Begorrathon Special was exciting! One book raced into a clear read from the beginning and held off all challengers as it stormed towards the finishing line. 889 more words

Book Review

No 638 The Rose Garden by Maeve Brennan

That the work of Maeve Brennan was mainly out of print until the 1990s is surprising, to say the least.

Maeve Brennan was born in 1917 in Dublin. 1,574 more words

The 746

Spinster: Life Beyond the Blueprint.


In 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to give a lecture at Girton College, Cambridge on the topic of women and fiction. Her first line was “But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction- what has that got to do with a room of one’s own?” 613 more words