Ruth Gilligan is an Irish novelist, journalist, and creative writing lecturer now living in the UK. Her fourth novel, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan (Tin House Books 2017), was inspired by the history of the Jewish community in Ireland; read Lanie Tankard’s review of the novel from the May 2017 issue of WLT. Gilligan contributes regular literary reviews to the Guardian, TLS, Irish Independent, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
October 16, 2017 |
Clifden Bookshop, Galway / Photo by janmennens While Ireland’s increasingly multicultural population has finally led to a greater representation of diversity in Irish fiction, this essay...