Look out for me, Breda Brown, and NORA on the 29th of April. More here.
Caoimhe White reviewed NORA on the DBF site here.
Just a reminder that you can sign up for this free NORA event on 14th April at 6pm here: UCC Nuala in conversation with Eibhear Walshe.
My radio essay about Nora Barnacle, James Joyce, and geese, on today’s Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, is now on the RTÉ website. My bit starts around 11:11 – listen at this link.
I have an essay in The Irish Times this weekend about Nora Barnacle, language, and emigrant letters. You can read it here.
Hilary A White interviewed me for the Irish Independent. We talked about NORA, naturally, James Joyce, alcohol and more, and and you can read it here.
I had a lovely day filming in Galway, for Nationwide with Anne Cassin and Camerman Matt Kelly of RTÉ. We went to Rahoon, Bowling Green, Presentation Road, and ended up at Kennys Book shop in Liosbán. Great fun, despite the wind and ‘muttering rain’. Broadcast date TBC. Thanks to Dean Kelly and Finbar McLoughlin for photos.
NORA publishes here in Ireland on the 10th April with New Island Books and I have some events/readings coming up to celebrate the book. We have two launch events planned, one each for Dublin and Galway. More below:
26th March, 8pm GMT: American writer Jillian Cantor and I will be discussing bio-fiction, to celebrate the publication of her novel Half Life about Marie Curie. In association with Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Arizona. More here.
9th April, 7pm: Launch online in Dublin on 9th April in association with MOLI. Interview with Katherine McSharyy of the National Library of Ireland. Register here.
11th April – essay about Nora Barnacle on Sunday Miscellany. 9am to 10am on RTÉ Radio 1.
14th April: UCC Creative Writing Programme online event – 6pm. Free event! Register here.
23rd April: Launch online in Galway on 23rd April in association with the Cúirt Festival. I’m interviewed by Elaine Feeney. Time 5.30pm. Free or optional ticket purchase. Book here.