To celebrate the centenary of the birth of author and New Yorker magazine staff writer Maeve Brennan, whose work went largely unnoticed here until after her death, Irish Times books editor Martin Doyle and journalist Patrick Freyne talked to her biographer Angela Bourke.
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Ireland’s Laureate for Irish Fiction and Man Booker prizewinner, Anne Enright, visited the University of Limerick on October 6th, where she read from her work and delivered a lecture on the Irish writer, the late Maeve Brennan. 319 more words
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Anastasia King left her father’s home when she was 16 to live with her mother in Paris. Now, when she is 22, both her parents are dead and she has returned to Dublin expecting to live in her old home with her paternal grandmother. 867 more words
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
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