This week sees the launch of three books featuring creative work from faculty and students at UCC.
Author William Wall – http://www.williamwall.net/, – a doctoral student in the School of English, is the first European winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction with his collection, The Islands. The prize, awarded earlier this year, carries a purse of $15,000 as well as publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
The School of English will host a reception to celebrate William’s success on Thursday, December 7, in the Social Area, Block B, Floor 1, O’Rahilly Building at 5.30pm.
Meanwhile on Friday, the New Binary Press – http://newbinarypress.com/ – will launch two publications featuring School of English and creative writing faculty. The Elysian: Creative Responses – edited by Graham Allen and Billy Ramsell – is a volume showcasing artistic responses to Cork’s urban skyline and features poetry from PhD student Kathy D’Arcy, and short fiction from Associate Director of Creative Writing, Mary Morrissy, adjunct professor Conal Creedon and MACW alumna, Madeleine D’Arcy, as well as contributions from UCC faculty across the disciplines.
Holes Decade 1, is an experimental long-form poem created on digital media, one line per day and ten years in the making, by Professor of English and poet, Dr Graham Allen. This is Dr Allen’s third publication following The Madhouse System ( 2016) and The One That Got Away (2014).
The double launch of The Elsyian and Holes Decade 1 will include readings by Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Eimear Ryan and Danielle McLaughlin.
The event takes place at the Granary Theatre, Friday, December 8, at 8pm. (Doors open 7.30pm). Admission is free and all are welcome.