By Dan Walsh
Irish author Claire Keegan has been shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize. Keegan’s Small Things Like These, which, at 116 pages, is the shortest book in terms of pages in the prize’s history.
Award-winning Keegan is the star of this year’s Write by the Sea festival at Kilmore Quay, September 23rd-25th, when she chats with Dr. Richard Hayes, Head of Strategy, South East Technological University, about writing, teaching, ideas and inspiration, creativity and originality.
This event takes place in the Stella Maris Centre at 5pm on Sunday, September 25th. For tickets, programme updates and more information about the festival and the writers see writebythesea.ie
Keegan, who was brought up on a farm in Wicklow, close to the Wexford border, published her first volume of short stories, Antarctica, in 1999, and it went on to win the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.
Her other acclaimed works include Foster and Walk the Blue Fields.