Cavan County Library Service has a treat in store for readers next month as Johnston Central Library hosts The Laureate For Irish Fiction, Anne Enright, in conversation with Molly McCloskey, author of 'Circles around the Sun', on Thursday, 4th May at 7pm.
Anne will discuss Molly's new book, 'When Light is Like Water', published on 27th April, and afterwards the floor will be opened up to audience questions about the new book.
The discussion is part of 'The Readers' Voice' series, presented in partnership with the Laureate for Irish Fiction, The Arts Council, and RTÉ Radio One.
Molly McCloskey was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Oregon, but from 1989 to 2013, she made her home in Ireland – first on the west coast, and then in Dublin. She is the author of two collections of short stories and a novel, as well as the acclaimed memoir, Circles Around the Sun, which concerns her brother’s descent into schizophrenia. Her latest novel is published by Penguin Ireland as When Light is Like Water, and in the US by Scribner under the title, Straying.
When Light is Like Water is at once a gripping story of passion and ambivalence and a profound meditation on the things that matter most: the definition of love, the value of family and the meaning of home.
Molly is a regular contributor to the Irish Times, and has taught writing at universities in Ireland and the US, including Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she now lives. She has also worked in the field of international aid in the UN’s Kenya-based Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for Somalia.
Acclaimed Irish author Anne Enright has published novels, short stories, essays, and one non-fiction book. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. She has also won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the 2001 Encore Award and the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. She is the first-ever Laureate of Irish Fiction.