In this #NovelTeens mini masterclass, Anna Carey explains that humour doesn’t mean you’re not taking a subject seriously: it can actually be a way of exploring solemn subjects in your writing!
The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature: Niamh Campbell / Carlo Gébler / Stephen Sexton
In celebration of the the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the award’s most recent recipient – Niamh Campbell – will be in conversation with writer Carlo Gébler,with an introduction by previous winner Stephen Sexton, for this event streamed live from MoLI. The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature is awarded annually for an outstanding body of work by an emerging Irish writer under 40 years of age. Campbell was recently awarded the Rooney Prize for her work This Happy.
In this episode, Deirdre Sullivan, author of the upcoming Savage Her Reply — a retelling of The Children of Lir — gives us the nuts and bolts of retelling tales, and explains how words can’t be fixed if they aren’t there.
This week’s theme is inspired by Brendan Kennelly’s poem, ‘Begin’. The first line is ‘Begin again to the summoning birds’.