Giving Shape to the Moment: The Art of Mary O'Donnell: Poet, Novelist and Short Story Writer is a new book addressing the work of School of English Creative Writing doctoral candidate, Mary O’Donnell.
It was launched at the University of Santiago de Compostella where a seminar was held to mark the publication. Edited by Maria Elena Jaime de Pablo and including contributions from Eibhear Walshe and Anne Fogarty amongst others, this is the first book to provide a critical assessment of the work of the Irish author Mary O'Donnell.
The essays collected here engage with O'Donnell's writing across multiple genres and explore the themes and preoccupations that have characterized her oeuvre. Alongside her creative work, O'Donnell's has been a steady and continuing voice for many years within the world of theatre criticism, book reviewing, essay writing, radio broadcasts and cultural commentary.