This is ridiculously late notice on my part, but if you're in NY (or taking the train up tomorrow morning with me) it's not too late to see three talented Irish writers read from their work at NYU's Glucksman Ireland House, tomorrow night (December 2) at 7 p.m. I've raved often about Claire Kilroy's books, including her latest, All Names Have Been Changed, about a group studying creative writing at Trinity College in the '80s. I absolutely loved Paul Murray's quirky and hilarious first novel, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, and I'm looking forward to three hours of uninterrupted Amtrak time to find out what happens at the Hallowe'en Hop at Seabrook College in his new novel, Skippy Dies, which has been long listed for the Man Booker Prize. Kevin Barry's debut book of short stories, There Are Little Kingdoms, received the 2007 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. I haven't read Barry's book yet, but that makes the event more fun. It's like tapas.
You can reserve a spot by calling 212-998-3950 (option 3) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who aren't members of Ireland House can give a $10 donation at the door.