Galway Fringe Festival: Nuala Ní Chonchúir to read at Bridge Mills

Nuala will read from the collection on Saturday 21st July, 2pm, Bridge Mills, Galway…, as part of the Galway Fringe Festival.
Ballinasloe based author Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s fourth short story collection Mother America has just been published by Dublin literary publisher New Island.
The book was launched in Dublin’s Winding Stair Bookshop in June when Ní Chonchúir was just back after a week at the Festival of the European Short Story in Croatia. ‘After that I went to London to read and then Arkansas for a week for a short story conference, so it’s been a whirlwind,’ Nuala says. ‘I’m treating this event in Bridge Mills as the Galway launch for the book. I’ll be signing copies of the book after the reading and all are welcome to come along.’Set in Ireland and America, as well as Paris, Rome and Mexico, the stories in the collection map the lives of parents and the boundaries they cross. Ní Chonchúir’s sinewy prose dazzles as she exposes the follies of motherhood as well as its triumphs. And once again she spotlights the contradictions and fierce loves that shake up the life of the family. The story ‘Letters’ sees an Irish mother cling to love of her son, though he abandoned her in New York, where loneliness is alleviated only by letters she cannot read. In ‘Queen of Tattoo’ Lydia, the tattooed lady from the Groucho Marx song, tries to understand why her son is a bad man.
Nuala, who has lived in Galway since 1996, is originally from Dublin, and is an award-winning novelist, short fiction writer and poet.

Admission is free to Nuala’s reading on the 21st July, 2012 at Bridge Mills, Galway .

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