Waterstones, Cork presents An Evening with Thomas McCarthy and William Wall
Thomas McCarthy is a poet, novelist, teacher and critic. He won the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1977, has edited the Cork Review and poetry Ireland Review and is the author of two novels and seven collections of poetry and has taught both in Ireland and the USA. His most recent publication Poetry, Memory and the Party: Journals 1974-2014 is published by Gallery Press. He is a member of Aosdána. Poetry, Memory and the Party contains forty years of intimate details of Thomas McCarthy’s life lived between a modest background and the ‘Big House’ of West Waterford and his immersion in the literary life of Cork against the troubles of a changing Ireland by one of Munster’s leading poets.
William Wall is a novelist, short story writer and poet. He won the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1997, the same year in which his first collection of poetry was published. He is the author of two collections of poetry, one of short stories and four novels of which This is the Countrywas longlisted for the Booker Prize. His latest publication Smugglers in the Underground Hug Trade:A Journal of the Plague Year is published by Doire Press. William is the Cork Poet Laureate for 2021-2022