May 21, 2018

Mike McCormack

NYU Washington, DC, Solas Nua, the Irish Arts Center - NYC, the Embassy of Ireland, and the EU Delegation European Month of Culture presented acclaimed author Mike McCormack.  

Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from County Mayo in Ireland. His previous work includes Forensic Songs; Notes from a Coma, which was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award; Crowe's Requiem, and Getting It in the Head, which was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Galway.

Travel for the event was sponsored by Culture Ireland.

Joining Mike McCormack in the evening's dialogue was the Co-Founder of Tramp Press, Sarah Davis-Goff. Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Alice McDermott, served as moderator. Copies of both McCormack's Solar Bones and McDermott's The Ninth Hour were sold after the program.

Sarah Davis-Goff

Sarah Davis-Goff

Alice McDermott, Professor Johns Hopkins University

Alice McDermott

Solar Bones

Solar Bones is a masterwork that builds its own style and language one broken line at a time; the result is a visionary accounting of the now.

The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour is a magnificent new novel from one of America’s finest writers―a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.

"Solar Bones" book cover

"The Ninth Hour" book cover

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.