Issue 9 of Reading Ireland, which focuses on writers from the Province of Ulster, includes interviews with Eugene McCabe, Frank Ormsby, and 2018 Man Booker prize winner Anna Burns, along with critical essays on Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Derek Mahon, Sinead Morrissey, Medbh McGuckian, Colette Bryce, Bernard MacLaverty, Patrick Kavanagh and Brian Moore. Also included are book reviews on works by Gerald Dawe, Leonita Flynn, Stefán Hanvey, and Réamonn Ó Ciaráin.  A profile of Dr. Maurice Hayes (1927-2017) and translations of two Kavanagh poems by Irish language poet Caitríona Ní Chléirchín round out the contents.


Reading Ireland is published bi-annually and is available to subscribers at a cost of $40 for four issues. The aim of the magazine is to provide in-depth analysis of Irish Literature, past and present, along with opening a window onto the best of contemporary Irish poetry, prose, drama and culture.

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