Cork Stories: Jamie O’Connell & Eileen O’Donoghue

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Thursday 18 July 2024

1:00 pm


Bantry Library

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Cork Stories, edited by Madeleine D’Arcy and Laura McKenna, is a collection of short fiction set throughout the neighbourhoods of Cork city and county by writers who live or have lived in Cork. Some of the stories present vivid portraits of the neighbourhoods using specific landmarks and detail; others capture the spirit of the neighbourhoods and its people. Together the stories celebrate Cork and the people who live there.

There are eighteen short stories published in Cork Stories and in this event we are joined by two of the contributors Jamie O'Connell and Eileen O'Donoghue, in conversation with the editors of the anthology, Madeleine D'Arcy and Laura McKenna.

Admission: Free

Cork Stories is published by Doire Press and is a sister anthology to Belfast Stories, Galway Stories and Galway Stories: 2020. Writers featured in Cork Stories include: Kevin Barry, Tadhg Coakley, Danny Denton, Martina Evans, Marie Gethins, Danielle McLaughlin, Donal Moloney, Oonagh Montague, Mary Morrissy, Grainne Murphy, Jamie O’Connell, Mel O’Doherty, Eileen O’Donoghue, Anne O’Leary, Tina Pisco, Sean Tanner, William Wall and Fiona Whyte.



Jamie O'Connell

Jamie O'Connell is the author of the best-selling novel Diving for Pearls (Doubleday UK, 2022). Diving for Pearls was runner-up for The Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize (The Society of Authors...

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Eileen O'Donoghue

Eileen O'Donoghue's short fiction has been highly commended by the Bridport prize, shortlisted for New Irish Writing, shortlisted for the Fish short story prize, longlisted for the Fabula Press prize,...

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Madeleine D'Arcy

Madeleine D'Arcy is a fiction writer based in Cork City. Her début short story collection, Waiting for the Bullet (Doire Press, 2014) won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize (UK,...

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Laura McKenna

Laura McKenna is a writer of fiction and poetry. Her debut novel, Words to Shape My Name, (New Island, 2021), was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year...

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