Claire Keegan

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Helen O’Leary and Claire Walsh

What is your average breakfast? Helen: A cup of coffee. Claire: Eggs on toast. When did you last cry? Claire: When I was at EVA in Limerick about t(...)

This year, the entire class of 2018 studied Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’.

The exam hall was roasting on day one. But by day two, we had learned more, and the windows were opened a bit more. Still, the students were sweating(...)

David Hayden, author of the acclaimed short story collection 'Darker with the Lights On'. Photograph: Gabriel Hayden

David Hayden has one of those enviable Twitter accounts that seems to be little but photographed pages of books you would very much like to read some (...)

Author Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)  Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’s novel was publ(...)

Patrick de Witt is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Galway gears up for Cúirt 2016 Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda (...)

Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

February 5th, 1916 A Times reporter who interviewed exchanged prisoners of war found that many Irish among them had been induced to join the “German(...)

‘She felt a small, quiet panic rise up inside of her. It was the panic of a swimmer who has drifted out, little by little, on a rogue current and who(...)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby film. F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is an option on the 2017 single text list for Leaving Cert

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has topped reading lists all over the world this summer. The story of the long-hidden second novel by the bestsellin(...)

Installation at ‘Relativity’, an exhibition by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini at the Festival Gallery. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Windguru and other internet weather maps will be scrutinised in Galway this week as a 30m-long “Skywhale” prepares to take flight over the city. The m(...)

“Claire Keegan’s output is, relatively speaking, slim, but so what? Read the work, then read it again. I don’t think Claire Keegan could write a bad, or even average, sentence if she tried.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Claire Keegan has so far published two pristine collections of short stories – Antarctica and Walk the Blue Fields – and the standalone long short (...)

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