The next EFACIS Book Club is on 21 February, 8-10pm CET, on zoom. They will be reading Kerri Ní Dochartaigh’s Thin Places (2021) and this session will be introduced by Prof. Fiona McCann (Université de Lille).

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 the 2-hour sessions, the work is briefly introduced and contextualised by an expert and then discussed by the participants of the session. Sometimes authors join the book club meetings in the second half.

The book club is open to all. Participants can register for the individual sessions by sending an e-mail to the EFACIS coordinator Sien Deltour.