Department of English Seminar Series | Interculturalism, Literature and the Arts in Ireland - Irish Literature in Translation: A Conversation with Sinéad Mac Aodha (Literature Ireland)

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30

A talk and Q&A with Sinead Mac Aodha, Director of Literature Ireland.

About the event:

Join us for Irish Literature in Translation: A Conversation with Sinéad Mac Aodha, Director, Literature Ireland, hosted by Oisín Fagan and Rita Sakr (Maynooth University, English Department).

Sinéad Mac Aodha is the Director of Literature Ireland. Recent projects in Literature Ireland include editing an anthology of short stories from Ireland for publication in Egypt, an anthology of poetry for publication in Georgia and a new podcast series, Talking Translations, an exciting initiative that presents recordings of new work by Irish writers and their translators. Sinéad is a former judge of The Irish Times Theatre Awards. She also sits on the jury for the Rooney Prize and is a member of Words Ireland, of the steering committee for the Franco-Irish Literature Festival, the management committee of the UNESCO City of Literature Dublin, and of the EU OMC working group on translation and multilingualism.

Oisín Fagan is the current writer-in-residence in the English Department at Maynooth University. His collection of stories, Hostages, was published in 2016 by New Island Press, and in 2018 by Head of Zeus. His novel, Nobber, was published in 2019 by JM Originals. It was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and the Butler Literary Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, and named as one of the books of the year by The Guardian and The Daily Mail.

This online event will take place on Zoom.

Further information and booking details will be available on Eventbrite here.