Novel in focus: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Dancer’s Dancing
Do you want to enhance your general reading experience? Improve your ability to read and navigate your way through a novel to get the most out of it? Award-winning novelist Mary Morrissy guides you through the reading of a novel, going beyond plot, to explore the bigger picture – theme, character, voice, narrative arc and structure. In other words - how a novel is made. After this session, we hope you will be a better reader of novels – for your own pleasure, or for your book clubs too.
This event is kindly supported by Clare County Library Services.
Mary Morrissy is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey and two collections of stories, A Lazy Eye and most recently, Prosperity Drive.
Mother of Pearl, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award (now Costa) and The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey have both been nominated for the Dublin Impac International Literary Award. Her short fiction has been anthologised widely and won her a Hennessy Award in 1984. In 1995 she was awarded the prestigious US Lannan Award which honours writers whose work “is of exceptional quality”. She is Associate Director of Creative Writing at University College Cork and a member of Aosdána.