Contemporary Irish Literature Series in the Central Library

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Friday 7 April at 1pm in the Central Library

Danielle McLaughlinAuthors Danielle McLaughlin and Roisín O'Donnell read from their collections and discuss their creative writing process.

Danielle’s debut collection of short stories Dinosaurs On Other Planets, was published in Ireland in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press and in the UK, US & Canada by John Murray and Random House in 2016. She has won various awards for her short fiction, including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition, The Merriman Short Story Competition in memory of Maeve Binchy, and the Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Competition.

Roisin O'DonnellRoisín’s debut short story collection Wild Quiet was published in 2016 by New Island Books. It was listed as one of The Irish Times' Favourite Books of 2016 and shortlisted for the Kate O'Brien Award 2017. Roisín’s short stories appear in Young Irelanders (2015), and in the award-winning anthologies of Irish women's writing The Long Gaze Back (2015) and The Glass Shore (2016).

The event is free. Booking is essential at the Central Library.

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Previous events in the Contemporary Irish Literature Series

Thursday 2 March at 6pm - Hearts and Minds with Donal Ryan and Martin Dyar. Join Booker-nominated novelist Donal Ryan and Patrick Kavanagh Award-winning poet Martin Dyar for a special evening of collaborative and interactive explorations of their work. The two writers will talk about their creative writing process and the centrality of rural Ireland to their work.

Thursday 9 March at 6pm -Award winning writer Sara Baume will read from her second novel A Line Made by Walking.