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Reading by Danielle McLaughlin

April 8, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

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The Fund for Irish Studies presents a reading by Windham-Campbell Prize-winning fiction writer Danielle McLaughlin, whose debut novel The Art of Falling was published in the U.S. February 2021 by Random House. In 2019 she was awarded a Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. Introduced by Professor Fintan O’Toole.

Danielle’s debut collection of short stories, Dinosaurs On Other Planets, was published in Ireland in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press and in the U.K, the U.S. and Canada by John Murray and Random House in 2016. The collection was shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 in the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year category and won the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection 2016. In 2019 she was awarded a Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. She was Writer in Residence at University College Cork in Ireland for 2018-2019. She was the winner of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in 2019.

Danielle’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Irish Times, Southword, The Penny Dreadful and in The Stinging Fly. They have also appeared in various anthologies, such as the Bristol Prize Anthology, the Fish Anthology and the 2014 Davy Byrnes Anthology, and have been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4. She has won various awards for her short fiction, including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition, the From the Well Short Story Competition, The Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize, The Merriman Short Story Competition in memory of Maeve Binchy, and the Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Competition. Danielle was awarded an Arts Council Bursary in 2013.

Tickets & Details

This event will take place in-person (please note the change from past virtual lectures) and is free and open to the public. Advance tickets required; reserve tickets through University Ticketing.

The event will not also be streamed or recorded via Zoom.

Get directions to the James Stewart Film Theater and find other venue information for 185 Nassau Street.

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the maximum extent, which now includes a COVID booster shot for all eligible to receive it, and to wear a mask when indoors. Please note that speakers may be unmasked while presenting.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe event space is wheelchair accessible. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Guests in need of access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least one week in advance of the event date.


April 8, 2022
4:30 pm
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James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
185 Nassau Street
Princeton, 08542
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