Fans of Emma Donoghue (Room) have a lot to be happy about this fall. Her new book Astray is being released state-side this October from Little, Brown and Company and a play she has written about the glamorous Irish-American writer Maeve Brennan is having its full premiere, as part of the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival.

CDLA reports,

HATCH Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival present THE TALK OF THE TOWN, a new play by Emma Donoghue about the Irish-American writer Maeve Brennan.

[…]Ireland and America collide. From the red-brick suburbs of Ranelagh to the giddy heights of 1950s Manhattan, one woman – the iconic Maeve Brennan – made the leap. Daughter of a famous revolu­tionary father, she threw herself into the glamour of New York literary circles while writing heart­breaking stories of a very different world back in Dublin. Beautiful, mercurial and devast­atingly truthful in her work, she fascinated the world, including the brilliant and volatile men in her life at The New Yorker.



Previews of the play will begin on September 27th. For more information visit the Dublin Theatre Festival website.

[Photo: Emma Donoghue]

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