The EFACIS book club aims to introduce readers to highlights of Irish literature, both past and present. In our book club sessions we predominantly focus on contemporary fiction (mostly books that were published in the past 2-3 years) and sometimes include works from the twentieth or earlier centuries that are relevant for contemporary Ireland, but have remained under the academic and/or public radar.

All meetings of the EFACIS book club take place online, via zoom. Readings and discussions are in English. The book club is open to all. Participants can register by sending an e-mail to the EFACIS coordinator Sien Deltour. You will then receive further information. Click here for more details.

Reading List 2023-2024

24 October, 8-10 pm CET:
Sheila Armstrong & Pat Boran, selected short stories & poems
hybrid event at the Irish College Leuven and online, the authors will be present

November, TBD:
Roisín Ó Donnell, selected short stories from Wild Quiet (2016)
Introduction by Marie Gemrichova (Charles University Prague)

13 December, 8-10 pm CET:
Nuala O’Connor, Nora (2022)
Introduction by Prof. Marisol Morales-Ladrón (University of Alcalá)
The author will join for a Q&A session at 9 pm CET

February, TBD: Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Thin Places (2021)
Introduction by Prof. Fiona McCann (Université de Lille)