Locally based and acclaimed novelist, short story writer and poet NUALA O’CONNOR is publishing her fifth novel this April.
Living in Old Mountpleasant, with her husband Finbarr McLoughlin and children Cúán, Finn and Juno since 2005, with their cats Nora Barnacle and Pangur Bán, Harmione (aka Harry) the canary and Pod their Staffordshire terrier pup.
She is the author of four previous novels, including Becoming Belle (2018) – based on the last Lady Clancarty who was a commoner and married into Aristocracy at the turn of the 20th century. Miss Emily (2015), a reimagining of the life of Emily Dickinson, and seven short story collections, her most recent Being Birdie (2020). She has won numerous awards throughout her time as an acclaimed writer.
Her new Novel “Nora“ focusing on Nora Barnacle, a twenty-year-old from Galway working as a maid at Finn’s Hotel in Dublin, when she meets a young James Joyce on a summer’s day – which in time became celebrated by Joyceans as Bloomsday..
New Islands Books are the publishers and it is expected on our shelves from April 10th, the 70th Anniversary of Nora Barnacles Death.
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