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Well, You Don't Look It! Women Writers in Ireland Reflect on Ageing / Éilís Ní Dhuibhne & Michaela Schrage-Früh, editors

Well, You Don't Look It! Women Writers in Ireland Reflect on Ageing

By: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne & Michaela Schrage-Früh, editors

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No matter what age we are, we are getting older. Old age is a key stage of life, but this is the first anthology of creative writing on the topic compiling the work of contemporary women writers in Ireland. In these insightful essays, stories and poems, well-known and new writers reflect on their experience of ageing. Humorous, wise, critical and celebratory, this wide variety of views gives us important new perspe...
ISBN 978-1-915022-60-8
Pub Date Sunday, June 02, 2024
Cover Image Cover Illustration - 'Maybe I Will' by Brigid O'Brien
Page Count 188
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No matter what age we are, we are getting older. Old age is a key stage of life, but this is the first anthology of creative writing on the topic compiling the work of contemporary women writers in Ireland. In these insightful essays, stories and poems, well-known and new writers reflect on their experience of ageing. Humorous, wise, critical and celebratory, this wide variety of views gives us important new perspectives on what it means to grow old.

This anthology features a selection of poems, essays and stories from: Ivy Bannister, Sheila Barrett, Mary Rose Callaghan, Eileen Casey, Evelyn Conlon, Tricia Cronin, Kathryn Daily, Celia de Fréine, Moyra Donaldson, Katie Donovan, Mary Dorcey, Catherine Dunne, Anne Griffin, Kerry Hardie, Phyl Herbert, Rita Ann Higgins, Sophia Hillan, Ann Ingle, Heather Ingman, Arja Kajermo, Jessie Lendennie, Teresa Mason, Liz McManus, Maria McManus, Paula Meehan, Lia Mills, Caroline Moran, Mary Morrissy, Áine Moynihan, Meadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Helena Nolan, Jean O’Brien, Mary O’Donnell, Rose O’Driscoll, Nessa O’Mahony, Mary Rafferty, Áine Ryan, Lorna Shaughnessy, Ailbhe Smyth, and Máiríde Woods.


Éilís Ní Dhuibhne &  Michaela Schrage-Früh, editors

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin in 1954. She has published many collections of short stories, novels, books for children, in both Irish and English. She is a literary critic and facilitated the creative writing ‘Restorying Ageing’ workshop in 2022. She is a member of Aosdána and President of The Folklore of Ireland Society.

Michaela Schrage-Früh is Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Limerick. She is co-founder of the Women and Ageing Research Network and was Principal Investigator of the Irish Research Council-funded project ‘Restorying Ageing: Older Women and Life Writing’ (2021-2022).

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