Thursday, April 9, 2020

Podcast: Thomas Kilroy - The Playwright and the Archive

Thomas Kilroy

Thomas Kilroy is one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights and critics. Kilroy is a multi-award-winning playwright, a member of the Irish Academy of Letters, the Royal Society of Literature, and Aosdána. He is the recipient of many awards such as the American Irish Foundation award (1974); the Special Tribute Award from the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Awards (2004); the Irish PEN/ A.T. Cross Award (2008). Kilroy’s archive at the Hardiman Library, NUI Galway, comprising over fifty boxes of manuscripts is a record of his literary achievement as well as an insight into the work of a celebrated writer, his drafts, networks and legacies, across five decades.

In this podcast you can discover the archive of Thomas Kilroy, highlights from the archive and reflections on one of Ireland's most foremost writers and thinkers. 

Flyer from production of "Double Cross" by Thomas Kilroy. From the Kilroy Archive, NUI Galway

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