The 2012 International John McGahern Seminar will be held in Letrim from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May.
Contributors include renowned Chinese-American writer and recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, Yiyun Li, who was named as one of the New Yorker’s 20 under 40 writers and is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. The keynote lecture on the opening night will be given by Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin. Other contributors include Professor Joe Cleary; Eamonn Wall; author and former Irish Times journalist, Paddy Woodworth and Denis Sampson whose book Young John McGahern: Becoming a Novelist was recently published by Oxford University Press. For further information and booking contact Christine on 071 96 21694 or go to www.leitrimarts.ie.