“… a promising new Irish voice.”

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Skin, Paper, Stone

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“Skin, Paper, Stone is a deceptively simple novel that packs a punch. Robinson writes with warmth and understanding, giving the reader a bird’s-eye view of a modern, post-boom Galway through a diverse and credible cast of characters.”

– The Irish Times

 

“This is a gimlet-eyed gem of a debut, bringing to mind the vibrancy, bravado and occasional poignancy of Joseph O’Connor’s debut Cowboys & Indians. Unlike those of some of Robinson’s characters, this is a career off to the most auspicious and confident of starts.”

-The Independent

Available in book shops and from New Island Books online shop here.

Your Mixtape Unravels My Heart

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 A chapbook of 10 short stories based on song titles, published by Doire Press. Here, a lonely Galwegian finds redemption with a rook; the mistakes of the past still haunt the present in a Japanese fishing village; a troubled woman tries to “disappear completely” in Berlin.

‘Sparky language and unexpected turns, pathos and humour, viciousness and emotional resonance, these are the hallmarks of Máire T. Robinson’s fiction. In this collection, she follows Flannery O’Connor’s dictum that stories should be ‘short but deep’. This is a writer who is here to stay.’

– Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author of Mother America and YOU

 

Reviews

“Robinson writes with warmth and understanding, giving the reader a bird’s-eye view of a modern, post-boom Galway through a diverse and credible cast of characters.”

The Irish Times

“This is a gimlet-eyed gem of a debut, bringing to mind the vibrancy, bravado and occasional poignancy of Joseph O’Connor’s debut Cowboys & Indians.”

The Independent

“Robinson’s contemporary Galway is as intricately drawn as Saul Bellow’s Chicago, Irvine Welsh’s Edinburgh, or Zadie Smith’s North West London…”

The Galway Advertiser

“Skin Paper Stone, populated with intriguing characters and set against the backdrop of the atmospheric Galway, is an engaging début from a promising new Irish voice.”

For Books’ Sake

“Robinson describes common human experience, such as heartbreak, doubts of self-worth, and the difficulty of actually feeling like an adult with an honesty and clarity that is, at times, striking. Well worth a read.”

The Galway Review

Events

2019

September 29, 2019: Bray Literary Festival: Facilitating a one-day course on Sense of Place.

July 04, 2019: Guest speaker at IES Writers’ Summer Program

March 09, 2019: Participant in International Women’s Day Readathon at IWC

2018

June 21, 2018: Guest speaker at IES Writers’ Summer Program

2017

June 29, 2017: Guest speaker at IES Writers’ Summer Program

January 28, 2017: Flash Fiction Course — Facilitated a one-day course at Big Smoke Writing Factory, Dublin 1

January 17, 2017: Fiction Writing Course — Facilitated a 6-week course, Lives of Girls & Women at Block T, Dublin 8

2016

October 15, 2016: Red Line Book FestivalWomen Writing Today panel discussion at 8:15pm, Civic Theatre, Tallaght

June 4, 2016: Ennistymon Town of Books Festival — Reading with Órfhlaith Foyle at 7:30pm, The Courthouse Gallery

May 2, 2016: Guest reader at Rowers Reading Series — 7:00pm. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto Canada.

January 27th, 2016: Featured reader at STACCATO Spoken Word Night — 7:30pm. Toner’s Bar, Baggot Street.

2015

October 16th, 2015: Red Line Book Festival, Civic Theatre — 8.15pm. Windows Into Other World’s Short Story Writers’ Panel with Niamh Boyce, Ferdia MacAnna, and Michael O’Higgins. Tickets available here.

July 9th, 2015: Over the Edge Writers’ Gathering, Galway City Library – 6:30pm. Reading with Máire T. Robinson, Mary Madec, Eamon Carr, Lorne Patterson, John Fogarty and Paul O’Reilly. Full details here.

June 13th, 2015 – 4:30pm: Belfast Book Festival, Fiction Firsts event: Máire T. Robinson, Doreen Finn & Gerard Lee in conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones. Tickets available here.

April 9th, 2015: Skin, Paper, Stone Launch Party —  Upstairs in Nealon’s Bar, Capel Street. Join the facebook event here.

2013

November 2013: Reading at the Shore Writers’ Festival in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.

September 13th, 2013 – 7pm: Featured readers at the Over the Edge Writers’ Gathering in Galway City.

September 11th, 2013: Your Mixtape Unravels My Heart Launch Party — Irish Writers’ Centre at 7pm.