The Legacy of Maeve Brennan
Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson and Angela Bourke, chaired by Aoife Barry, about the Dublin writer Maeve Brennan in the National Gallery of Ireland, Kildare St on Thursday 28th June at 6.30pm. Free admission. No booking required. (This is a re-scheduled Dublin: One City One Book Event)
Maeve Brennan contributed many short stories to The New Yorker, many of which were collated in two short story collections, In and Out of Never-Never Land (1969) and Christmas Eve (1974). Both collections were republished as The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin and The Rose Garden after her death in 1993. Her only novella The Visitor was published posthumously in 2000.
Angela Bourke, MRIA, Professor Emerita, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore is the author of Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker.
Sinéad Gleeson is the editor of the 2018 Dublin: One City One Book choice, The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, which features Maeve Brennan’s short story The Eldest Child. She also edited The Glass Shore: Short Stories From Women Writers from the North of Ireland. Her own collection of essays will be published in 2019 by Picador.