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Galway writer Lisa McInerney has been hailed by The Irish Times as “the most talented writer at work today in Ireland”. For several years, as Sweary Lady, she penned the award-winning blog The Arse End of Ireland, about life on a Galway council estate.
JULIAN GOUGH, the award winning novelist and former lead singer of the great Irish indie band Toasted Heretic, reads at this month’s Over The Edge.
RHIANNA PRATCHETT, the video game scriptwriter for Bioshock, the Overlord series, and the recently rebooted Lara Croft, is coming to Cúirt 2014.
IT SAYS something about the ambition of Cúirt 2014 that an eminent author like Sebastian Barry; Irish fiction’s rising star Dónal Ryan; and the Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton, are among the major - but far from only major - names coming to this year’s festival.
In The Great Goat Bubble, Julian Gough showed he had a rare flair for creating great comedy out of the mad, mad, world of international finance and he repeats the trick in his new book, Crash, How I Lost a Hundred Billion and Found True Love.
CRASH!, Julian Gough’s surreal, comic, and topical Kindle Single novella about the Irish and European economic downturn, has become the top-selling short story in Britain.
As the revelations from the Anglo tapes cause public revulsion at the financial culture of greed, megalomania, and callous disregard for the welfare of the State and its citizens, a new novella, which satirises such behaviour, is about to be published.
NEXT WEEK, with Galway hosting authors from all over the world as part of Cúirt, the city itself and its own writers are showcased in a fine new anthology from Doire Press, entitled Galway Stories, to be launched during the festival.
As the Renmore Panto prepares to see out 2012 in its usual colourful style, for the rest of Galway’s theatre community it’s time to pack away the greasepaint, well-thumbed scripts, and assorted props and costumes, and reflect upon another year of enterprising and imaginative dramatic activity. It has been a year with some indelible highlights, both from locally-based companies and visiting ensembles, and continuing displays of commitment, energy, and imagination from the city’s smaller and emergent troupes which itself merits a standing ovation given the straitened financial circumstances under which they operate.
Author, poet, singer, and playwright Julian Gough has been nominated for the BBC International Short Story Award for his story The iHole.