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EVELYN CONLON is one of Ireland’s most important writers. She has published four collections of short stories, My Head is Opening (1987), Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour (1993), Telling: New and Selected Short Stories (2000) and Moving about the Place (2021) and four novels, Stars in the Daytime (1989), A Glassful of Letters (1998), Skin of Dreams (2003) and Not the Same Sky (2013). She has also edited Later On: The Monaghan Bombing Memorial Anthology (2004). Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing (Peter Lang, 2023) is the first book to provide a critical assessment of her work. Drawing on a variety of perspectives such as feminism, ethics, famine studies, mobility studies, translation studies, short fiction, narratology and historiographic metafiction, the essays gathered in the volume reveal that Conlon’s writing, characterised by sharp observation, insistently questions the predetermined course of female existence, explores alternative forms of freedom and ultimately reflects her commitment to seek and tell truths. The intersectional approach of the book is part of a current endeavour in Irish Studies to keep interrogating well established topics, to examine the elusiveness of others and to explore new boundaries through renewed epistemological and ethical positions. (See also evelynconlon.com)
Dr. DAVID GARDINER is a poet, editor, and Director of the Center for Irish Studies and Clinical Faculty at the University of St Thomas, MN. He is also the editor of New Hibernia Review, one of the most enduring and respected of Irish studies publications in the world. he received his degrees from University College Galway, Penn State University and his PhD from Loyola University, Chicago. He was founding editor of the international arts journal, An Sionnach, which published Van Morrison, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Ciaran Carson, Theo Dorgan and Eamonn Wall, among others. He has served as Burns Scholar at Boston College, Director of Irish Studies at Creighton University where, for 10 years, he directed the largest summer program at Trinity College Dublin, and as UK Arts Fellow at the University of Ulster Coleraine (Northern Ireland). He has authored more than 60 journal publications and five books, including the Salmon poetry collections Downstate (2009) and The Chivalry of Crime (2015). His forthcoming collection, Skenographia, will also be published by Salmon Poetry.
Dr TAPASYA NARANG is a literary critic, editor and art worker. She is currently Lecturer in Postcolonial literature at Maynooth University; she has also taught at Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and Ashoka University, India. Tapasya’s research focuses on intercultural and transnational connections in literature. She did her PhD on Indian and Irish contemporary poetry that she studied through the register of small press publications. Her work has appeared in Irish University Review, The Poetry Review, on RTÉ’s Brainstorm and in Poetry Ireland Review. She has also edited the current issue of Poetry Ireland’s Trumpet that focuses on literary ephemerality and small press productions.