Interview:

Digital Literary Festival: Michelle Gallen in conversation with Keith Hopper

13th December 2020, 12am

The ICC Digital Literary Festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.

This interview features author Michelle Gallen in conversation with Keith Hopper.

About Michelle Gallen

Michelle’s previous work has been published in The Stinging Fly and Mslexia and she has won the Orange/NW Short Story award. She will discuss and read from Big Girl, Small Town, her debut novel, which has been described as ‘even funnier than Derry Girls, while being just as fraught as Anna Burns’s Booker Prize winner’.

Big Girl, Small Town has been shortlisted for the 2020 Costa First Novel Award,  the Comedy Women in Print prize and the Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year. It has also been serialised as a Book of The Week for BBC Radio Four.

About Dr Keith Hopper

Keith is a lecturer in Literature, Film Studies, and Digital Humanities for Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education. He is the author of Flann O’Brien: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Post-modernist (revised edition, 2009), and general editor of the twelve-volume Ireland into Film series (2001-2007). Keith also co-edited a series of four books by and about the Irish writer Dermot Healy (2016).