Issue 12 of Reading Ireland focuses on the literature of the Great Hunger 1845-1852. Highlights include essays by Professors Christine Kinealy and Mark McGowan, Playwright Jaki McCarrick, Folklorist Cathal Póirtéir, and Dr. Donal Manning. An interview with Marita Conlon-McKenna, poetry by Eavan Boland, book reviews and more round out this important issue.


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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