20 – 29 May

Maeve Brennan: A Celebration

Maeve Brennan’s short stories have long been admired by writers and cherished by readers.

Born in Dublin in 1917, she became a staff writer at the New Yorker, and brought her formidable powers of perception and scathing wit to stories of childhood, marriage, longing and exile before dying in obscurity in the early nineties. Now a new edition of her celebrated Dublin stories, The Springs of Affection, aims to bring her to a wider readership.

Join us as publisher Declan Meade talks to broadcaster and critic, Sinéad Gleeson, and Brennan’s biographer, Angela Bourke, about her troubled life; and actress Caitriona Ní Mhurchú reads extracts from the work of one of the forgotten greats of twentieth-century Irish fiction.

Presented in association with The Stinging Fly.