Salon Series: A Conversation with Author Mike McCormack [Rewatch ▷]

Salon Series Mike McCormack Sarah Davis-Goff Alice McDermott

NYU Washington, DCSolas Nua, the Irish Arts Center - NYC, the Embassy of Ireland, and the EU Delegation European Month of Culture presented acclaimed author Mike McCormack.  

Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from County Mayo in Ireland. His previous work includes Forensic SongsNotes from a Coma, which was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award; Crowe's Requiem, and Getting It in the Head, which was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Galway.

Joining Mike McCormack in the evening's dialogue was the Co-Founder of Tramp Press, Sarah Davis-Goff. Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Alice McDermott, served as moderator. Copies of both McCormack's Solar Bones and McDermott's The Ninth Hour were sold after the program.

Rewatch the full discussion below | Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes

Tramp Press was launched by Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen in 2014 with the publication of Flight by Oona Frawley. Our aim is to find, nurture and publish exceptional literary talent. Tramp Press is committed to finding only the best and most deserving books, by new and established writers. We’ve subsequently published critically acclaimed authors including Thomas Morris, Sara Baume, Joanna Walsh, and Mike McCormack.

Tramp wishes to engage the best practices of traditional publishers – to create lasting editorial relationships with authors in order to support their life’s work, and to provide long-term support. We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from the Arts Council towards the costs of publishing our titles.

Our authors have gone on to win Irish Book Awards, the Rooney Prize, a Lannan Fellowship, nominations for the Guardian First Book Award, the Edinburgh First Book award, the Dublin Literary Award and lots more. In 2015 Tramp Press won the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award for the arts category. Our books are distributed throughout Ireland, the UK and the US, and have found critical acclaim in the TLS, Guardian, Literary Review, Irish Times and more.

People who love books will always want excellent writing. We want to help them get their hands on it. 

Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, The Ninth Hour, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September.  Her seventh novel, Someone, 2013, was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction, and The Dayton Literary Peace Prize.  Someone was also long-listed for the National Book Award.  Three of her previous novels, After ThisAt Weddings and Wakes and That Night, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Charming Billy won the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 and was a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award. That Night was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New Yorker, Harpers, Commonweal and elsewhereShe has received the Whiting Writers Award, the Carington Award for Literary Excellence, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for American Literature.  In 2013, she was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame.  She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.

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