Irish Book Awards

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  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • Irish Independent
  • National Book Awards
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Bookselling Ireland
  • Specsavers
  • Ireland AM
  • RTÉ Offical Media Partner
  • Avoca
  • Eason
  • Sunday Independent

After Ireland

Church scandals, political corruption, and economic collapse have shaken our faith in Ireland’s institutions. But, as Declan Kiberd argues in this critical survey, the country’s creative writers have preserved and extended a humane culture that imagines a renewed, more open nation. Following on from 1995’s Inventing Ireland, this is a magisterial account of the second renaissance in Irish literature.

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