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Irish novelists to give reading, Oct. 26

Irish novelists Patrick McCabe and Eoin McNamee will present readings of their work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

McCabe is the author of five novels, including "The Butcher Boy," which won the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction, and "Breakfast on Pluto," which along with "The Butcher Boy" was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. He also has written a children's book, "The Adventures of Shay Mouse"; a collection of short stories, "Mondo Desperado"; and a play, "Frank Pig Says Hello."

McNamee has written two novellas, "The Last of Deeds," which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award for Irish Literature, and "Love in History." His novels include "Resurrection Man," "The Blue Tango" and "The Ultras."

The reading is sponsored by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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