Claire Keegan to read in Westport

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AUTHOR Multi-award-winning writer Claire Keegan. Pic: Carter-bresson CC BY-SA 4.0

TERTULIA bookshop at Westport Quay is welcoming celebrated Irish author Claire Keegan to Westport for an exclusive presentation on March 18 at 7.30pm. Attendees will get to meet Keegan, hear her read from her book ‘Small Things Like These’ and find out some more about her writing and contribution to the literary world.
Claire Keegan’s stories have won numerous awards and have been translated into thirty languages. Her works are published in The New Yorker, Granta, and the Paris Review.’Antarctica’ won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was named one of the Los Angeles Times’ Books of the Year in 2001.
Walk the Blue Fields’ won the Edge Hill Prize, awarded to the strongest collection of stories published in the British Isles, judg ed by renowned author Hilary Mantel. ‘Foster’ won the Davey Byrnes Award, the world’s biggest prize for a short story. It is now part of the school syllabus in Ireland andhas been adapted to the feature film ‘An Cai-lin Ciuin’/ ‘The Quiet Girl. Her latest work, “Small Things Like These’, has garnered huge international acclaim, with critic Declan Kiberd describing the author as”a writer already touched by greatness’.

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