Writing during the Covid-19 crisis: three Irish writers discuss the pandemic and its impact on their work

May 01 2020 Posted: 11:32 IST

Monday 04th May - 8 to 9pm

Three contemporary Irish authors – Sinéad Gleeson, Mike McCormack, and Mark O’Connell – discuss the challenges, dislocations and opportunities of writing during the Covid-19 crisis. What new questions has the crisis posed and how has it affected their work and lives?


Sinéad Gleeson is an essayist and short story writer. Her debut essay collection, Constellations: Reflections from Life, won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at 2019 Irish Book Awards.

Mike McCormack is the author of two collections of short stories Getting it in the Head and Forensic Songs, and three novels Crowe’s Requiem, Notes from a Coma and Solar Bones, winner of the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize and the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award.

Mark O’Connell is the author of Notes from an Apocalypse, and To Be a Machine, which received the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize and the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

The session will be chaired by Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute.


To register in advance for this webinar follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1DerSFs3QHOZUN_432Rgyg. As capacity on Zoom is limited, the session will also be broadcast live on the Moore Institute Facebook page.


Featured Stories

School of English and Creative Arts

+353 (0) 91 495689