Anthologised writing

Short stories, essays and writing in anthologies: 2014, Ireland, Dublin. ‘What Happens at Night’, in Lines of Vision – Irish Writers on Art, ed. Janet McLean. London: Thames and Hudson.

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Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 13, 2013

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

Review of Evelyn Conlon, Not the Same Sky. Wakefield Press, 2013.  ISBN 978-1-74305-242-6. PB. 251pp. $24.95. Evelyn Conlon’s latest novel, Not the Same Sky, is based on the true story of the, roughly, 4000 Irish Famine orphan girls who were shipped from Ireland to Australia between 1848 and 1850, a project that helped with two…

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Not the Same Sky

not the same sky by evelyn conlon

By 1848 famine has ravaged Ireland, and London remains undecided about what to do. A shortage of female labour in Australia offers a kind of solution and so, over the following two years, more than 4000 Irish girls are shipped across vast oceans to an unimaginable world in the new colony. On Sunday 28 October…

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Not the Same Sky Launch, Sydney, by Jeff Kildea

not the same sky by evelyn conlon

Sydney launch of Not the Same Sky by Jeff Kildea Life is often compared to a journey. Perhaps that’s why novelists frequently use a journey narrative in their writing as a way of examining the deeper meaning of life. In Not the Same Sky we have two such narratives, each describing a journey from Ireland…

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Not the Same Sky Launch Address, Melbourne, by Mike Richards

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Not the Same Sky – by Evelyn Conlon. Launch address by Mike Richards at Readings Bookshop, Melbourne, 5 September, 2013. I’m delighted to be here to launch Evelyn Conlon’s wonderful new novel Not the Same Sky in Melbourne. Her body of literary work is well known and highly regarded in Ireland and her fiction and…

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Annaghmakerrig

Annaghmakerrig

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig celebrated a quarter of a century in 2006 and marked this important milestone with the launch of a beautiful volume, Annaghmakerrig. The Centre is an artists’ retreat set amid the lakes and drumlins of County Monaghan.

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Later On

The Monaghan Bombing Memorial Anthology

The Monaghan Bombing Memorial Anthology. Commissioned by the Arts Office of Monaghan County Council, this publication is a literary monument to those who lost their lives in the no-warning bombs in Monaghan town in 1972. Later On is a unique book to which writers born or living in Monaghan have contributed short stories, essays, poems and excerpts from novels.

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Skin of Dreams

Skin of Dreams by Evelyn Conlon

“Conlon illuminates powerfully the dark corners of life we rage against but don’t, won’t engage with, such as death row and the lives of its inmates and prison warders. Conlon has honed her already sharp observations of the little cruelties and comedies of tragedy and in this tale it is near perfect. This is an extraordinary and angry novel, which, once started, keeps you riveted with a peculiar fascination right to the end”. Books Ireland

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