EVELYN CONLON

 

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PUBLICATIONS:

Short stories

published widely in anthologies, e.g.TransContinental, Paris, Nouvelles d'Irlande, Quebec, Serpent's Tail, London, Sceptre short stories, ed David Marcus, Cimarron Review, USA, The Journal of Irish Literature, USA, Midland Review, USA, Fiction International, USA.

 

BOOKS

My Head is Opening, Attic Press;

Stars in the Daytime, Attic, The Women's Press.

Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour, Blackstaff.

A Glassful of Letters, Blackstaff.

New and Selected Short Stories, May 2000.

Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour performed in Edinburgh Theatre Festival, 1994.

Reviews widely published - Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, RTE, BBC.

READINGS: Cuirt, Listowel, Kate O'Brien Weekend, Bowdoin College, Maine, NEU, Boston; Hunter College, NY, Yale University, Minneapolis, Scotland and England, L'Imaginaire Irlandaise, France 1996; Frankfurt Book Fair 1996, Amsterdam, Berlin, Melbourne Writers' Week, 1999, visiting Writer to St.Thomas College, St. Paul. US, 1999.

Workshops: Washington State University workshop at Irish Writers' Centre, Listowel Writers' Week, Bosnian Refugee writing project.

Writer in Residence: Dublin City Libraries, Co. Cavan, Co. Kilkenny, Co.Limerick.

Evelyn Conlon is the author of the introduction to re-release of Mary Lavin's Tales from Bective Bridge.

Co-editor of Graph Literary Review.

Editor ofAn Cloigeann is a Luach , 1998, County Limerick anthology of prose and poetry.

Awarded Arts Council Bursary in Literature 1988 and 1995. Awarded residencies in Mishkanot Sha'anamim, Jerusalem and Djerassi Foundation, California. Awarded Diane Wood Middlebrook Fellowship, USA.

French translation of A Glassful of Letters published by Actes Sud, June '99.

Individual Short Stories translated into French and German.

 

REVIEW SAMPLES:

"Defiantly clear-sighted. Rigorously unsentimental. Time is man-handled. There are quite simply no boring bits" - Independent (London).

"Conlon has the rare ability to give her words an almost mythic overtone without ever sounding forced" - The Times.

"She is one of Ireland's major truly creative writers" - Books Ireland.

"Evelyn Conlon excels in exposing the dichotomy between public behaviour and private behaviour" - Fortnight magazine.

"She picks some of the threads from the fabric of love and examines them cl osely, refusing to take refuge in coyness or clichˇ" - Irish Times.

"... sharp sinuous writing, full of controlled anger and suddenly opened passion. ... Committed writing, shot through with original thinking and surreal wit " - The Scotsman.

"On latest novel Conlon disrupts apparently calm, untroubled surfaces to pose some very complex questions". Irish Studies Review.

"A brilliant epistolary work suffusing a portrait of modern Dublin with the subtle wit of Clarissa". Kirkus Review, USA.