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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Irish novelist Eimear McBride will talk about her acclaimed book, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Her novel was awarded the Goldsmiths Prize, Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction (formerly the … 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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English Dept. book event

English Department faculty members Suzanne Berne and Christopher Boucher will read from their new novels on Apr. 12 at 5 p.m. in Stokes Hall, RoomS195. Boucher’s latest novel, Golden Delicious (Melville House, 2016), is a modern, inventive story about the trials of … 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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The Mark and the Void

Irish author Paul Murray will make a campus appearance on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. to mark the publication of his newest novel, The Mark and the Void (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015). His previous novels … Continue reading

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Alice McDermott, astonished by love

Novelist Alice McDermott, winner of a National Book Award for Charming Billy, will speak on “Astonished by Love: Storytelling and the Sacramental Imagination” on Apr. 30 at 6 p.m. in Cadigan Center. McDermott is also the author of Someone, longlisted for … Continue reading

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