Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Southword 14 launch

News of the launch of Southword 14 from Munster Literature Centre's newsletter:

Thursday June 19th 6.30pm

City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Everybody Welcome. Please come and bring your friends!

To mark the coming to Cork of the International Conference on the Short Story Southword is celebrating with a bumper fiction issue. Authors with contributing fiction include Desmond Hogan, Vanessa Gebbie(longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award) Catalan author Francesc Seres (co-translated by William Wall) and Jyrki Vainonen (co-translated by Kevin Barry) who is the Finnish translator of Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon. It is a truly international issue with not only local boy Kenneth Hickey but writers from other parts of Ireland, the UK, the US, France and Israel.

Fiction editor Nuala Ní Chonchúir will be finishing up a reading in UCC as part of the conference before joining us for the launch. The city library is very kindly providing wine and soft drinks on the night.

Poets published in this issue include Martina Evans, Mary O’Malley, Bernard O’Donoghue, Peter Sirr, Gerard Smyth, Enda Wyley, Rosemary Canavan, Matthew Sweeney, Graham Allen, Mary O’Donnell and many others.

There is a report of a talk John Montague gave earlier this year at NUI Galway and reviews of new work by James Harpur, John Liddy, Trevor Joyce, Eamon Mathews and Billy Ramsell. The cover features a detail from new work by Patrick Graham.

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