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Na hAgallaimh Imram: Colin Ryan

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Sa tsraith seo is déanaí d’agallaimh IMRAM le scríbhneoirí suaithinseacha ár linne, labhraíonn Tristan Rosenstock le triúr scríbhneoirí Gaeilge atá ag obair lasmuigh d’Éirinn. Craolfar iad ar an 3ú Nollaig ar aghaidh.

Scríbhneoir ar leith é Colin Ryan atá lonnaithe in Melbourne agus an Ghaeilge roghnaithe aige mar mheán liteartha. Tugann sé blas Astrálach di. Tógadh faoin tuaith é in Oirdheisceart na hAstráile, áit ar lonnaigh a shinsir sna 1860í. Baineann a chuid gearrscéalta le ridirí an bhóthair, coirpigh, saighdiúirí, na mairbh, daoine atá ar iarraidh, daoine a bhfuil daoine eile á lorg acu agus daoine a bhfuiltear sa tóir orthu. Baineann na dánta sa leabhar Corraí na Nathrach le hiarsmaí an choilíneachais, leis an stair agus leis an tírdhreach.

In this latest of IMRAM’s series of interviews with leading writers, Tristan Rosenstock talks to three Irish language writers working outside of Ireland. Launched and available online from Friday 10 December onwards. 

Colin Ryan is a unique writer based in Melbourne, who has chosen Irish as his literary language and gives it a unique Australian twist. He was raised in the south-east rural Australia, where his Irish ancestors first settle in the 1860s. settled but now lives in Melbourne. His short stories touch on travellers, criminals, soldiers, the dead, people who have gone missing, people who are searching for others, and those who are being searched for. His poems in Corraí na Nathrach are haunting explorations of colonialism, history and landscape. 

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