May 11, 2017
Through their respective works of fiction and poetry, Ruth Gilligan and Simon Lewis tell haunting stories of Ireland’s once-thriving Jewish communities.
Ruth Gilligan’s beautiful and heartbreaking novel Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan spans three generations of Dublin Jews, intertwining their narratives and posing fierce questions about identity and belonging.
Simon Lewis’s award-winning collection of exquisite poems, Jewtown, evokes the vanished community of Cork.
In conversation with journalist and resident of County Cork Jonathan Self.