An Evening with Granta Magazine: New Irish Writing

featuring panelists


moderated by DANIEL TOBIN

discussing the state of Irish writing and

Granta 135:
New Irish Writing

This event includes a book signing


May 5, 2016
6:30 PM
(Doors at 6:00)


Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes COLM TÓIBÍN, BELINDA MCKEON, MARY O'DONOGHUE, SALLY ROONEY, and STEPHEN SEXTON for a panel discussion on the state of Irish writing and Granta 135: New Irish Writing, moderated by DANIEL TOBIN. This event is co-sponsored by Culture Ireland and Poetry Ireland Review.

About Granta 135

A century ago the Irish took up arms to end British rule—the Easter Rising marked the beginning of a period of drastic social and political changes that continue to reverberate through Irish life. 

Aesthetically, too, it has been a century of great experimentation, exploration and evolution. Granta 135: New Irish Writing celebrates one of the most distinguished literary traditions from a contemporary perspective, showcasing new writing from up-and-coming talent as well as from the country's most established voices.

An issue of fiction, memoir, reportage, poetry, photography, and art that will chart the many places, identities and stories that make up a nation, New Irish Writing features Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Belinda McKeon, Donal Ryan, Colm Tóibín, and many others.

Belinda McKeon
Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon is the author of two novels, Solace and Tender. Solace won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was named the 2011 Irish Book of the Year. She lives in New York and teaches at Rutgers University.

Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.

Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe

Mary O’Donoghue
Mary O’Donoghue

Mary O’Donoghue

Mary O’Donoghue grew up in County Clare. She is the author of the novel Before the House Burns and the poetry collections Tulle and Among These Winters. She is an associate professor of English at Babson College, Massachusetts.

Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney was born in County Mayo. Her writing has appeared in Stinging Fly, the Dublin Review and Winter Pages. She lives in Dublin and is working on her first novel.

Stephen Sexton
Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton’s poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry London and Best British Poetry 2015. His pamphlet, Oils, was the Poetry Book Society’s 2014 Winter Pamphlet Choice. He lives in Belfast.

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