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Claire Keegan


Claire Keegan

Photo © Murdo MacLeod

Reading with Kirsty Gunn
26 September at 4.15pm
Triskel (Christchurch)
Admission: €9

Claire Keegan was born in 1968 and grew up on a farm in Wicklow. Her first collection of short stories, Antarctica, was completed in 1998. It announced her as an exceptionally gifted and versatile writer of contemporary fiction and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature. Her second short story collection, Walk the Blue Fields, was published to enormous critical acclaim in 2007 and won her the 2008 Edge Hill Prize for Short Stories. Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, her long short story, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version by Faber and Faber. Claire Keegan lives in County Wexford, Ireland.



Read 'Foster' by Claire Keegan in the New Yorker

Claire Keegan at Faber & Faber

'In Praise of Claire Keegan' by Colin Barrett in The Irish Times




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