Claire Keegan

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Sara Baume: ‘There’s no guarantee that you’ll ever finish a book or that you’ll even get a publisher – and even when you do, you panic about the reviews, or the second novel’

‘To some people it might look like I’ve just popped up really quickly, but it’s been five years since I finished the creative writing master’s in T(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

We live in a country that is already translated, as the road signs keep reminding us. Every new place throws a mock-historical shadow. Coill na Silíní(...)

The big name on the programme for this year’s Cork International Short Story Festival (September 16-18) is the American author Richard Ford. Photograph: Frank Miller
Festivals, launches and awards
  • Books
  • September 11, 2014, 15:24

To celebrate Culture Night on September 19th, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar will host a series of pop-up readings in conjunction with the Big Smok(...)

Ballyturk, playwright Enda Walsh’s latest collaboration with actors Cillian Murphy (above), Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea, has been sold out for weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Acrobatics as a flight of fantasy and mythology as a map of the human psyche are themes of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival which open(...)

A street in central Galway. More than 500 participants, including 59 international artists, are participating in the third annual Fringe festival

Suns never set on festivals in Galway, with two gearing up to open even as the film fleadh draws to a close. Sculptor John Behan initiated the city’s (...)

Sara Baume: born in Lancashire in 1984, she grew up in Co Cork, studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and completed the MPhil in creative writing riting at Trinity College Dublin

The 2014 Davy Byrnes short story award, organised by the Stinging Fly in association with Dublin Unesco City of Literature, has been awarded to Sar(...)

Jools Gilson: ‘The distinctiveness of this MA programme is that it’s really grounded in the locale of Cork’

It has renowned writers living and working in the city and county as well as popular literary festivals attracting leading novelists, short-story writ(...)

Macnas’s 
The Mistress of Invention
 arrives at Collins Museum in 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

No sky fell, no earth quaked, time did not stand still. Although thunderstorms were forecast, there were few clouds over Galway as its annual arts-fes(...)

The chase is on .... Noelle Kielty and Michalle Simon are chased by Catherine Simon through the streets og Galway city cntre yesterday during the Galway Fringe Festival. They were performing part of Drama Works Ireland production of Chidren of the Black Skirt.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Hansel and Gretel in the courthouse, a burlesque cabaret in a bar, tributes to writer Patrick Kavanagh and the lampooning blasphemy of Nobel laureate (...)

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