The EFACIS book club aims to introduce readers to highlights of Irish literature, both past and present. In our book club sessions we predominantly focus on contemporary fiction (and, indeed, mostly books that were published in the past 2-3 years) or discuss works from the twentieth or earlier centuries that are relevant for contemporary Ireland, but have remained under the academic and/or public radar. For the reading lists of past years, please take a look at the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies web page.
From now on, all meetings of the EFACIS book club will take place online, via zoom. Readings and discussions are in English. We usually meet on Wednesdays between 8 pm and 10 pm (CET). During our 2-hour sessions, the work is briefly introduced and contextualized by an expert and then discussed by the participants of the session. Sometimes authors join the book club meetings in the second half.
The book club is open to all. Participants can register for the individual sessions by sending an e-mail to the EFACIS coordinator Sien Deltour.
Reading List 2022-2023
|12 October 2022||8-10 pm CET||
Jaki McCarrick & Mary O'Donnell - selected short stories
Introduction by Prof. Hedwig Schwall (KU Leuven) & Dr. Elena Jaime de Pablos (University of Almería)
The authors will join at 9 pm.
|10 November 2022||8-10 pm CET||
Kevin Barry - That Old Country Music (2020)
Introduction by Prof. Hedwig Schwall (KU Leuven)
The author will join at 9 pm.
|14 December 2022||7-9 pm CET||
Deirdre Sullivan - Savage Her Reply (2020)
Introduction by Dr. Christopher Cusack (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
The author will join at 8 pm.