CCI is delighted to partner the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), in association with New Island Books, in presenting this online launch of Nuala O'Connor's latest publication, Nora.
Written in part during Nuala's residency here, the novel conjures up a portrait of Nora Barnacle from her first meeting with James Joyce, through her years in Dublin and later across Europe. It thus follows the Joyces as Nora is increasingly torn between their intense and unwavering desire for each other, and the constant anxiety of living hand to mouth, often made worse by her husband's compulsion for company and attention.
Nuala O'Connor will be in conversation with Katherine McSharry, Deputy Director of the National Library of Ireland
"A lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle." (Edna O’Brien)
"An exceptional novel by one of the most brilliant contemporary Irish writers, this is a story of love in all its many seasons, from ardent sexuality to companionable tenderness, through strength, challenge and courage." (Joseph O’Connor)