Sunday, February 09, 2020

Books Upstairs Sunday 1 March


Books Upstairs
  17 D’Olier Street
Sunday, 1 March, 3.00 pm




Christine Dwyer Hickey, Mary O’Donnell
and Enda Wyley


Christine Dwyer Hickey has published eight novels, one collection of short stories and a full-length play. Tatty, New (2004) and Vintage UK (2005), is the 2020 Dublin One City One Book Choice. It was shortlisted for Irish Novel of The Year and was nominated for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Fiction Prize). Her other Dublin works include the Dublin Trilogy, the story of a Dublin family from 1918-1960 (New Island 2006); the short story collection Parkgate Street and other Dublin Stories (New Island 2013) and The Cold Eye of Heaven (Atlantic UK 2011) which won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the IMPAC Award 2013 (now the International Dublin Literary Award). Last Train from Liguria (Atlantic UK 2009) was nominated for the Prix L’Européen de Littérature . Her latest novel is The Narrow Land (Atlantic UK 2019. She is a member of Aosdána.

Enda Wyley has published six collections of poetry with Dedalus Press, most recently The Painter on his Bike ( November 2019 ) and Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems, (2014). She was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, twice a winner in The British National Poetry Competition and was the recipient of a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry. Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, If Ever You Go, One City, One Book. Enda Wyley lives in Dublin. She is a member of Aosdána.

Mary O’Donnell’s seven poetry collections include Unlegendary Heroes and Those April Fevers (Ark Publications). Four novels include Where They Lie (2014) and the best-selling debut novel The Light Makers, reissued last year after by 451 Editions. In 2018 Arlen House also published her third collection of stories, Empire. Her new poetry collection Massacre of the Birds will be published by Salmon next autumn. She is a member of Aosdana, and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from University College Cork.




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