EFACIS Book Club

The next EFACIS Book Club (and last of this academic year) will be on Wednesday 26 April at 8pm CET. https://www.efacis.eu/content/efacis-book-club

They will be discussing Mary Costello’s The China Factory (2012) and this session will be introduced by Margaret Bonass Madden.

Those interested in joining please email Sien Deltour: efaciscoord@efacis.eu 

EFACIS Book Club are also looking for book suggestions for future EFACIS Book Club sessions and people who are interested in doing an introduction for our Book Club, can always contact Hedwig Schwall at hedwig.schwall@kuleuven.be

The EFACIS book club aims to introduce readers to highlights of Irish literature, both past and present. The book club sessions predominantly focus on contemporary fiction (and, indeed, mostly books that were published in the past 2-3 years) or discuss works from the twentieth or earlier centuries that are relevant for contemporary Ireland, but have remained under the academic and/or public radar. For the reading lists of past years, please take a look at the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies web page. 

All meetings of the EFACIS book club take place online, via zoom. Readings and discussions are in English. They usually meet on Wednesdays between 8 pm and 10 pm (CET). During our 2-hour sessions, the work is briefly introduced and contextualized by an expert and then discussed by the participants of the session. Sometimes authors join the book club meetings in the second half.