Book launch for Burns Visiting Scholar Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Boston College will present a live virtual book launch on Oct. 28, 3 p.m. ET (Boston), for Little Red and Other Stories (Blackstaff Press, 2020), a collection of short stories by Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. In Little Red, Ní Dhuibhne writes about people visited by change and crisis who are forced to confront the stories that define their sense of themselves and their place in the world. During the event, Ní Dhuibhne will also discuss an upcoming anthology of autobiographical essays by Irish women writers born in the 1950s titled Look! It’s a Woman Writer. BC Associate Professor of English and Irish Studies James Smith will serve as moderator for the virtual event. A Dublin native, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne is a writer of short stories and novels, children’s books and young adult fiction, and poems and plays in both English and Irish. Her novel The Dancers Dancing was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and her memoir Twelve Thousand Days: A Memoir of Love and Loss, was shortlisted for the Michel Déon Prize. She has received the Stuart Parker Award for Drama, Butler Award for Prose, and Irish PEN award for outstanding contribution to Irish literature. At BC, Ní Dhuibhne is leading a seminar on fiction writing. To view the book launch visit

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