Nuala O'Connor & Alice Miller in Conversation
Presented by Politics & Prose in partnership with Solas Nua, the Embassy of Ireland, and Georgetown University's Irish Studies
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Monday, July 19 • 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM IST
Rewatch the full discussion below | Runtime: 58 minutes
Two authors with powerful stories about Irish authors and literature come together for an afternoon conversation of their new books.
Acclaimed Irish novelist Nuala O’Connor’s bold reimagining of the life of James Joyce’s wife, muse, and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses is a lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle. With gorgeous and emotionally resonant prose, Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce is a heartfelt portrayal of love, ambition, and the quiet power of an ordinary woman who was, in fact, extraordinary.
In bright, commanding prose, author Alice Miller illuminates the fascinating and unforgettable courtship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats. A sweeping tale of faith and love, lost and found and fought for, More Miracle than Bird ingeniously captures the moments—both large and small—on which the fates of whole lives and countries hinge.
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