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XVIII Derry ~ Donegal

ULYSSES European Odyssey

Kerri ní Dochartaigh
The Future: A Female Vision

Eighteen established writers, one from each city/region, will be commissioned to write a chapter in a response to their Arts & Society theme within the context of their city.

Just as Ulysses is innovative in its form and language, so the writers will be chosen with a view to reflecting a breadth of genres, styles and innovations. Each writer will ideally attend their own city’s event. All the (new) chapters from the 18 cities/regions will be brought together in a book publication: ULYSSES European Odyssey.

Kerri ní Dochartaigh will write the Derry ~ Donegal chapter

Writer’s Statement

My work currently explores ideas of emergency, interconnectedness, one-another-ness, and ecologies of care, so it is with great exceitement that I have embarked on this journey with one of the books to most intensely and affectingly speak to the experience of being alive in this beautiful, aching, brutal, magical world. I am over the moon to be navigating Joyce’s ethereal, other-worldly creation alongside so many other incredible artists.  


Writer’s Biography

Kerri ní Dochartaigh is a mother, writer and grower.   She has written for The Guardian, BBC, RTE, The Irish Times and others. Her work currently explores ideas of emergency, interconnectedness and ecologies of care.  Her first book, Thin Places, was published by Canongate in Spring 2021, for which she was awarded the Butler Literary Award 2022, and highly commended for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021.  Cacophony of Bone was published by Canongate in May 2023 and was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2023.   She lives in the west of Ireland with her family.