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Welcome to the September edition of our Newsletter
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Upcoming Laureate for Irish Fiction events
ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
Grants and Awards
Reminder: Arts Council announces Round 1 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2017
Reminder: The closing date for the Publications/Title by Title Scheme 2017 is 5:30pm on Thursday, 6 October 2016
Upcoming Laureate for Irish Fiction events

Translating Anne Enright

The Royal Irish Academy, in association with the Arts Council and the Laureate for Irish Fiction, presents Translating Anne Enright.

To mark the European Day of Languages and International Translation Day 2016, Anne Enright will be in conversation with four translators of her work: Sergio Claudio Perroni (Italy), Hans-Christian Oeser (Germany), Isabelle Reinharez (France) and María Porras Sánchez (Spain).

The discussion will focus on issues such as cultural transfer, Irishness, untranslatable texts, markets and audiences. There will also be readings from selected passages of Enright’s works.

This discussion will be chaired by Anne O’Connor, Department of Italian, NUI Galway, and member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee.

The discussion will be followed by a reception at 6:45pm

  • Location: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2
  • Time and Date: 5pm, 27 September, 2016
  • Tickets: Booking is essential. €5/€3 concessions. Please see: www.ria.ie/events

Annual lecture: An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan Goes Mad in New York

Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright will deliver her annual lecture this October in Limerick and Belfast. An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan Goes Mad in New York was first presented at New York University as part of Anne’s residency there and later featured as an introduction to a new edition of The Springs of Affection, published by The Stinging Fly Press.


  • Date and time: 6 October at 6:30pm
  • Location: University of Limerick, Limerick, V94 T9PX


  • Date and time: 20 October at 6:30pm
  • Location: Queen’s University Belfast, University Rd, Belfast, BT7 1NN

Tickets are free but booking is required. RSVP by 30 September to Jen Coppinger, Project Manager for the Laureate for Irish Fiction, at laureate.irishfiction@artscouncil.ie.

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