Updated November 17

It is doubtful Mr. Byrne will make it. He seems to be in London eating scones.

Updated November 14

There is a reception following the event and remember: the event is free. Still no word about Mr. Byrne, though.

Updated November 9

This event is free! No official confirmation on Gabriel Byrne’s attendance yet.

According to the calendar over at Irish Arts Centre, New York City:

Bradshaw Books Publishing launches Cork Literary Review, edited by Eugene O’Connell

Thursday, November 17 | 7:30 pm

“Cork Literary Review celebrates 25 years of Bradshaw Books Publishing in Ireland with the New York launch of Volume XIV of its seminal Irish anthology, [Ed. note: also called The Anthology of Irish Writing, I think] edited by Eugene O’Connell. Highlights from the new, deluxe 400-page hardback edition include the inaugural American section, edited and introduced by award-winning American poet Brian Turner, a conversation between Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and James Harpur, and poetry from the best of Irish contemporary writers, including Joseph Woods, Liam Ó Muirthille, Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Helen Kidd. Join us for an evening of readings and a reception with O’Connell, Turner and Woods.

Since it first appeared in 1994, the Cork Literary Review (Bradshaw Books) has evolved from a slim anthology of winning competition entries, into a widely respected, high-end literary journal through featured contributions from a host of noted Irish poets and writers, among them Seamus Heaney, Paul Durcan, Frank McGuinness, Jean O’Brien, Brian Turner, Medbh McGuckian, Eugene O’Connell, Mary Rose Callan and Roderick Ford.

And the Corkman.ie has this to add: [The link to this article usually does not work, so it has been removed]

“Irish actor, Gabriel Byrne, who is in charge of the project to the states which invites writers, musicians and artists to perform at various venues in America, will launch the Anthology of Irish Writing on November 17 in New York. The book is available from Civic Trust House in Cork.”

Please note: I have brought several different sources together here and tried to determine exactly who is doing what when. As things change, and they might, I will update this posting, of course!


  1. I would like to buy this anthology.
    Hope it can be bought on Internet, and that very many will read it.

  2. Thanks, I will do that!

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