Val Mulkerns, a noted Irish writer and member of Aosdána, died peacefully on the morning of 10 March, 2018 in her native Dublin. See more below and on the other pages of this site. RIP.
Val’s first novel, A Time Outworn, was released to critical acclaim in Ireland in 1952. She later worked as a journalist and is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, two children’s books and many published essays and critical writings.
Friends with the Enemy, the author’s newest title and her eleventh book, is now available for Spring 2018. It takes the form of an elegant memoir, which begins with tales of intriguing ancestors, leads us through early days of a Bohemian Dublin childhood and on to her career as a writer. This beautifully written tome takes in almost 70 years of life and times in literary Ireland. For more on this book, click here.
In 2016, a collection of Val’s short fiction, Memory and Desire, was published to broad acclaim – see review of the book by Anne Enright, Irish Laureate for Fiction here. The fourth edition of her 1984 novel, The Summerhouse, was brought out in 2013. Like Memory and Desire, it’s also available both by order through any bookshop or online from Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats and by order from bookshops internationally through Ingrams or Gardners.
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