The other Wilde trial

Eibhear Walshe, director of creative writing and senior lecturer at University College Cork, will present “The Other Wilde Trial – The Mary Travers Scandal” on Oct. 23 in Connolly House. In his novel, The Diary of Mary Travers, Walshe imagines the life of Mary Travers, a woman connected to Oscar Wilde’s parents Jane and William and a key figure in a court case in 1864 Dublin. The Diary of Mary Travers was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Walshe’s talk will begin at 4 p.m. Co-sponsors: Irish Studies and Culture Ireland. More about Walshe’s book.

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