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'I always try to deal with serious issues with humour'

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Among the many fine writers coming to Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Mexican novelist Juan Pablo Villalobos. The author of three bitingly funny books, Down The Rabbit Hole, Quesadillas, and I’ll Sell You A Dog, he delivers sharply satirical, sometimes surreal, depictions of Mexico’s political and economic instability and inequity, and its crime problems.

Sebastian Barry to read at Cúirt

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Sebastian Barry, the award-winning author and new Laureate for Irish Fiction, has been added to the line-up for this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

‘Salty’ and ‘sustaining’ Cúirt programme unveiled at House Hotel

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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.

‘We have to put our biases under the microscope'

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EMILY CULLEN is a poet, an academic, a harpist, and, in April, will preside over her first Cúirt International Festival of Literature as programme director. Cúirt has been a passion since her student days, and now in a position to run the festival, she has a vision for it that places 'diversity' at its core.

Moore Hall restoration could be flagship project for the county

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Award winning writers announced to read at Cúirt

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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.

'I had to write this book'

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Prize-winning author Paul Lynch will discuss his new novel Grace — an epic tale about a young girl in famine-era Ireland — in a public conversation with Alan McMonagle at The Black Gate Cultural Centre next Thursday, September 7.

Paul Muldoon brings his Picnic to the Town Hall

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PAUL MULDOON, the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet and former Oxford professor of poetry, librettist for operas, and rock lyricist who has worked with The Handsome Family and Warren Zevon, is coming to Galway.

Moy Sessions continues tonight in Ballina

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Ballina Arts Centre’s ongoing literary series The Moy Sessions continues this evening, Friday, with a reading by two Mayo-based writers, poet Geraldine Mitchell and novelist Elizabeth Reape at 8pm.

Just one week to go for two Mayo schools ahead of Student Theatre Awards decisions

The wait is almost over for the two Mayo schools who have been nominated for the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards, which will take place on Wednesday next, May 17 in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

 

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