Tag Archives: Irish

Irish Studies book awards

At the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies held this month at University College Cork, the following authors were among those honored. BC Professor of English Philip O’Leary was awarded the 2018 Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language … Continue reading

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Irish Nationalists in Boston

Damien Murray, who earned his doctorate in history from Boston College, has published a book based on his dissertation. Titled Irish Nationalists in Boston: Catholicism and Conflict, 1900-1928 (CUA Press, 2018), the book looks at how the intersection of support for Irish freedom … Continue reading

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Reading by Donal Ryan

Award-winning novelist and short story author Donal Ryan will read from a selection of works on Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Ryan was awarded a 2015 European Union Prize for Literature. His debut novel, The Spinning Heart, was honored … Continue reading

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Burns Visiting Scholar Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will present “A Writer’s Apprenticeship” on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Burns Library. Barry, who is the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, will outline the forces, influences, and circumstances that have shaped him as a writer … Continue reading

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Anne Enright

Fiction Days presents Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, on Mar. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Enright is an award-winning writer of novels, essays, and short stories. Her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker … Continue reading

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Poet Connie Roberts

The 2017 Irish Writers Series at Boston College presents award-winning poet Connie Roberts on Mar. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Connolly House (300 Hammond St.). Roberts will read from poetry collection, Little Witness (Arlen House, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong … Continue reading

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Colm Tóibín

Writer Colm Tóibín will present “The Knowledge and the Power: Writing and Violence” at Boston College Mar. 16 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Tóibín is author of the acclaimed novel Brooklyn, about a young Irish immigrant in 1950s New York. The novel … Continue reading

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