Bloomsday Meet the Author event with Nuala O’Connor
Event12 May 2021
The Embassy of Ireland is delighted to invite you to our second Meet the Author online event. This time we will be joined by leading Irish writer Nuala O’Connor.
Join us on Tuesday 15 June (18:00 – 19:00 CET) to celebrate Nora Joyce on the eve of Bloomsday at our special online Book Club author event with Nuala O’Connor to explore her fifth novel “Nora”, a love story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce, published in Ireland on April 10th, the 70th anniversary of Nora Barnacle’s death.
All are welcome.
About the novel
Nora Barnacle is a twenty-year-old from Galway working as a maid at Finn’s Hotel in Dublin, when she meets a young James Joyce on a summer’s day. She is instantly attracted to him, natural and daring in his company. But she cannot yet imagine the extraordinary life they will share together. All Nora knows is that she likes her Jim enough to leave behind family and home, in search of a bigger, more exciting life.
‘A lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle.’ — Edna O’Brien
About Nuala O’Connor
Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet, and lives in Galway with her family. She is the author of four previous novels, including Becoming Belle (2018) and Miss Emily (2015), a reimagining of the life of Emily Dickinson, and six short story collections, her most recent being Joyride to Jupiter (2017). She has won many prizes for her short fiction including the Francis MacManus Award, the James Joyce Quarterly Fiction Contest and the UK’s Short Fiction Journal Prize. Nuala’s work has also been nominated for numerous prizes including the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year and the International Dublin Literary Award. She is editor-in-chief at flash e-zine Splonk. Follow Nuala on Twitter @NualaNiC