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Galway Then, Galway Now, the anthology of Crannóg’s Galway writers
Galway Then, Galway Now is an anthology of Galway based writers who have been published in Crannóg magazine over the 18 years since it was founded. The aim of the anthology is to celebrate Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture 2020. In all there are 104 writers represented. The publication of this anthology firmly highlights Crannóg magazine as a bastion of the arts. It is a testimony to Galway’s literary talent and the strength of the arts in city and county.
We are indebted to Michael D. Higgins Uachtaráin na hÉireann for his support and endorsement of Crannóg’s work over the years.
‘For nearly two decades Crannóg has been the most generous and inquisitive literary magazine in Ireland. This is a brilliant and timely reminder of just how far, wide and deep it has cast its imagination over the years.’
Mike McCormack author Solar Bones
‘... offering 18 years of Galway writing to the wider public is a significant achievement ... I wish all those involved in Crannóg, which offers so much to the literary life of our society, every success as they continue their important work.’
Michael D. Higgins, Uachtaráin na hÉireann
Galway Then, Galway Now will make an ideal present for any literature lover and especially for anyone with connections to Galway and its literary life.
A Wiser Girl
It’s 1975 and Jo Nowd is escaping to Italy with a suitcase full of paints and a broken heart. Working-
Jo’s soul yearns for something deeper and her passionate love for the medieval art of Sienna leads her on a journey of discovery and a year of unexpected revelations.
Deceptively simple, yet profound and funny, a wiser girl is an original and fascinating read.
‘Dubliner Jo Nowd leaps off the page. Irreverent, incorrigible, intense, she plunges into a new life in Italy with a newly broken heart. But don’t be fooled by Moya Roddy’s breezy style or mistake a wiser girl for just another coming-
Mary Morrissy author of Prosperity Drive
‘a wiser girl, delivered with sparkling humour by Moya Roddy, is the story of heartbroken, Irish would-
Nuala O’Connor, author of Becoming Belle