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Ita Daly




Reading Saturday 18th September 8.30pm


Born Co. Leitrim, in the west of Ireland, Ita Daly took her degree in English and Spanish at University College, Dublin. She taught for eleven years until the birth of her daughter in 1979. Her short stories have appeared in Irish, British and US magazines and anthologies, including the Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories, and a collection, The Lady with the Red Shoes, was published by Poolbeg Press in 1980. She has won the Hennessy Literary Award and the Irish Times Short Story Competition. Her first novel, Ellen was published in 1986 by Jonathan Cape. A Singular Attraction, followed a year later. Her third, Dangerous Fictions, was published by Bloomsbury in as was All Fall Down. Unholy Ghosts, a dramatic story of memory and identity, was published in 1996. Oxford University Press have published her beautifully presented Irish Myths and Legends and she is working on another novel.


Click here to visit Ita Daly's Aosdána listing.

(Extracts of Daly's work available in festival brochure.)


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