Authors in Aarhus Donal Ryan and Oona Frawley

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This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Ireland’s most important historical event; the 1916 Easter Rising, during which the country proclaimed its independence. For the occasion, two great Irish voices will be present at Dokk1, and will lead the audience through a fascinating take on Irish identity, culture and history over the past hundred years, with an important focus on Ireland today.

Donal Ryan’s debut novel, The Spinning Heart (Danish title: Rust), was a number one bestseller in Ireland and a Boston Globe bestseller in the US. Set in Ireland around the time of the economic crash of 2008, the novel digs deep into man’s heart and into human relationships at the time of financial crisis. It won the 2013 Guardian First Book Award in the UK, and was long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. He is also the author of The Thing About December and A Slanting of the Sun, which will be released in Danish early April.

Oona Frawley is a celebrated Irish academic and novelist. She has taught in many renowned universities, and she in 2014 published her acclaimed first novel, Flight, a beautiful tale of migration. It was nominated for an Irish Book Award in the 'newcomer' category. Oona's research interests lie in Irish Studies, particularly of the late 19th and 20th centuries, in memory and trauma studies, and in ecocriticism.

The event is supported by the Center For Irish Studies In Aarhus and by Culture Ireland.

The event will be in English.

Tickets 50kr. Students 30kr.

Interviewede Donal Ryan i Store Sal i Dokk1
20 apr. 2016

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