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Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman- Talk by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

April 17 at 6:30 pm


Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman:  Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls as a prototype of Coming of Age Novels.

Novelist, short story writer and playwright ÉilÍs Ní Dhuibhne will discuss Enda O’Brien’s The Country Girls, its style and content, and its relationship to her own coming of age novel, The Dancers and Dancing.

No booking. All welcome.

ÉilÍs Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin and graduated from UCD with BA in 1974, MPhil in 1976 and PhD in1982. She is an Irish novelist, short story writer and playwright in both Irish and English.  Her fiction includes The Dancers Dancing (1999), The Bray House (1990), Fox Swallow Scarecrow (2007) Midwife to the Fairies, The Shelter of Neighbours (2012), Hurlamaboc (2009) and several other books.  Plays include Dun na mBan Tri Thine (first performed in the Peacock 1996, and performed in the Taidhbhearc in July 2017), Milseog an Samhraidh, and an episode in Signatories (2016), amongst others. She has also several non-fiction works and is a regular book reviewer for the Irish Times.  Her latest book is Selected Stories (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017). Her books have been translated to several languages.



April 17
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Blanchardstown Library
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Dublin 15,
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