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SOF/Heyman teams with Gluckman Ireland House to welcome former speaker


April 18, 2024
Headshot of Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack, who spoke at the SOF/Heyman's New Irish Fiction event, returns to New York thanks to promotional support from the Glucksman Ireland House at NYU and the SOF/Heyman. The event, which takes place at Book Club Bar on Sunday, May 5 at 7PM, is unticketed and open to the public. Mike will be in conversation with Caroline Heafey, Assistant Director at Glucksman Ireland House.

More info about the event here.

Event information from the organizer:

Co-sponsored by the Glucksman Ireland House at NYU and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

The follow-up to Booker-listed literary sensation Solar Bones is a terse metaphysical thriller, named a most anticipated book of the year by The Guardian, The Irish Times, and The New Statesman.

Mike McCormack is a novelist and short story writer from the West of Ireland. His latest novel, This Plague of Souls, is a terse metaphysical thriller and was named a best book of the year by The Times Literary Supplement and The New Statesman. His novel Solar Bones won the Goldsmiths Prize, the BGE Irish Book of the Year Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. His other works are Notes from a Coma, Crowe’s Requiem, Forensic Songs, and Getting It in the Head, which was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Galway.

Caroline Heafey is the Assistant Director of Glucksman Ireland House NYU and a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently working on a dissertation that explores Irish women's writing, radio, and the Second World War. In 2019, Tramp Press published a new edition of Dorothy Macardle's Dark Enchantment with Heafey's introduction.