Nuala O’Connor: Seaborne

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Friday 12 July 2024

8:30 pm

Nuala O’Connor returns with her new novel Seaborne, the intimate portrayal of the life of 18th-century Irishwoman, Anne Bonny. This captivating tale takes us from from Kinsale to South Carolina to Jamaica.

Admission: €20

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Daughter, son, friend, lady, lover, wife, mistress, sailor, mother, pirate, prisoner, legend… A young woman of privilege who is anything but comfortable, Anne Bonny is hell-bent on a voyage of self-realisation, with or without the consent of those around her. Novelty-seeking, contrary, stubborn and bisexual, she is also neurodivergent, brave and capable of deep and enduring love.


Nuala O’Connor’s sixth novel, Seaborne, is the thrilling and sensuous imagining of the loss, frustration and desires that steer this lonely plantation daughter towards elopement, two marriages, two pregnancies, violence, trial for piracy and legendary status. This master storyteller will make your heart soar.


‘Sublimely imagined and beautifully told.’ Donal Ryan


‘Irrepressible and irresistible.’ Martina Devlin



Nuala O’Connor

Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet, and lives in Co. Galway with her family. She is the author of five previous novels, including Nora (New Island...

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