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Contemporary Irish Literature Series: Danielle McLaughlin & Roisín O’Donnell

Contemporary Irish Literature Series

Danielle McLaughlin and Roisín O’Donnell

on Friday, 7th of April, 1PM in the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Danielle McLaughlin and Roisín O’Donnell will each read from and discuss their work in the short story form.

Danielle’s debut collection of short stories Dinosaurs On Other Planets, was published in Ireland in 2015 by The Stinging Fly. 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.

Roisín’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 takes place in the library’s event room at 1pm. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please contact + 353 1 8734333 or to reserve a place.


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