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“A great wave of salty, sustaining literary fare” was how guest speaker Vincent Woods vividly described the joys of Cúirt at the launch of this year’s programme, at the House Hotel on Tuesday evening. The venue was thronged as Galway’s readers and writers turned out in force for the occasion.
Winter’s Bone author and acclaimed American ‘country noir’ novelist, Daniel Woodrell; Pulitzer Prize-Winning American poet, Jorie Graham; and award winning Irish author Bernard MacLaverty, will all read at next year's Cúirt festival.
Westport’s Rolling Sun Book Festival takes place this weekend and brings yet more household names to light up mid-November. From media mogul Mark Little to film maker Jim Sheridan and anthologist Niall MacMonagle to author Paul Perry, the line up promises some exceptional events. The Rolling Sun Book Festival began yesterday evening, Thursday, and concludes with a live recording of RTE’s Sunday Miscellany on Sunday, November 19.
Solar Bones, a novel written in a single 223-page sentence by Mayo author Mike McCormack has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2016. Described as “a hymn to modern small-town life”, the experimental novel received unanimously positive reviews around the time of its publication.