Literary Programme 2018

Marie-Helene Bertino & Eimear Ryan

Marie-Helene Bertino & Eimear Ryan

Marie-Helene Bertino
Eimear Ryan

Bantry Library

Tue 17 July 2018



Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novel 2a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas and the story collection Safe As Houses. Her work has received The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship in Cork, fellowships from The Center for Fiction NYC, Sewanee, McDowell, and Hedgebrook Writers Colonies, and has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. She teaches at NYU and in the low-residency MFA program at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and lives in Brooklyn, where she is Editor-at-Large for Catapult Magazine.

Eimear Ryan’s fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in Winter Papers, Granta, The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, Town & Country (Faber) and The Long Gaze Back (New Island). She has won several awards for her short stories, including a Hennessy First Fiction Award and the Sean Dunne Young Writer Award. She is co-editor of the literary journal Banshee. Eimear lives in Cork.

Marie-Helene’s photo is by Sioux Nesi and Eimear’s photo is by Selina O'Meara