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Canceled: New Irish Fiction

General Programming

dateApril 3, 2020 timeFriday, 4:00pm EDT location Lenfast Center for the Arts, The Lantern, Columbia University

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to rescheduling at a later date. Please watch our newsletter announcements for updates on rescheduled events.

  • Registration required. See details.
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated

Irish writers have long been at the forefront of formal experimentation in English-language fiction. Now, almost a hundred years after James Joyce and Samuel Beckett shattered expectations of the conventional novel, Irish writers are asking new questions about what fiction is capable of doing. Their works represent remarkable innovations in the representation of subjectivity, identity, and time in fiction. They are also deeply attuned to politics, writing in the wake of the global economic downturn, the collapse of the moral authority of the Catholic church, the Good Friday Agreement, and the creation of new forms of identity in Ireland. This panel brings together some of the most widely acclaimed and adventurous Irish writers of the twenty-first century to discuss the way forward for Irish fiction in a time of migration, right-wing populism, and increasing demands for gender, racial, economic, and climate justice.

Registration for this event has sold out. We will accept a number of walk-ups, space permitting. A standby line will form 1 hour prior to event start time.

The Lenfest Center for the Arts collects registrations for events in order to gauge public interest and crowd size. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance reservation does not guarantee entry; early arrival is suggested. Check-in typically begins one hour prior to event start time.​

Colin Barrett
Kevin Barry
Nicole Flattery
Mike McCormack
Belinda McKeon
Sally Rooney

Moderated by Sam Lipsyte and Colm Tóibín

Co-Sponsors: SOF/Heyman; School of the Arts; School of General Studies; Glucksman Ireland House NYU