September 20, 2023

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Irish Writers Centre

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Book launch: Selected Stories

by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne


When the story is finished, Muriel and Polly sit in silence. The coloured lights on the fuchsia bush twinkle against the black sea and the black mountain and the black sky. They sit in silence. They let the story settle.’

For almost forty years, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne has captivated readers and critics alike with the dazzle and daring of her stories. Hailed as an original voice from her first collection, she has gone on to create a body of work that has established her as one of Ireland’s finest and most compelling storytellers.

The fourteen stories gathered here demonstrate the breadth of Ní Dhuibhne’s achievement across her long writing career, particularly in terms of her depiction of the richly complex territory of women’s lives. They are testament to her great and enduring talent for weaving stories that draw us in and stay with us in the silence, long after the story has ended.


‘A masterful storyteller, tonally adept at pivoting from searing and political, to comic and moving in a matter of pages.’



‘Ní Dhuibhne’s stories stand out for their superb sense of character

and time and place.’



‘A fully contemporary writer working old magic; Ní Dhuibhne calls on ancient tradition to renew the way we see the world.’


Access our building

The Irish Writers Centre is currently housed in 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 which is a Georgian building and is not suitable for those with mobility impairments. There are 5 steps to climb to enter our building. The majority of the day’s activities will take place in the Kiely room which is on our first floor and requires climbing up two flights of stairs (30 steps in total). There are public toilets available and these are located on the ground floor and basement floor. For further information on access to our building, please email: 

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