Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
Reading Saturday, 22 September with Roshi Fernando @ 7.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
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Éilís Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin and is a graduate of UCD. She has PhD in Irish Folklore and her interest in folklore informs much of her own writing. She worked for many years as a librarian and now teaches creative writing at Trinity College Dublin and for the Faber Writing Academy. She has published more than twenty books, including six collections of short stories. She writes in Irish and English, for adults and children. Her stories are widely translated and anthologized, most recently in the Granta Book of the Irish Short Story and in Best European Fiction 2011. Her latest collection of short stories, The Shelter of Neighbours (Blackstaff Press), was published in March 2012. She has been the recipient of many awards including the Stuart Parker Award, three Bisto Awards and several Oireachtas awards.
“Fiction, graced with head-versus-heart knowingness, about people on whom Ireland imposes timid choices and straitened lives.” – The New York Times
“Her prose shimmers like poetry.” – Edna O’Brien, The Observer