Visiting Writers Series: Dionne Irving

March 14, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Dionne Irving is originally from Toronto, Ontario. Her newly published short story collection The Islands (Catapult Books) shares powerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism, and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida and more. Set in locations and times ranging from 1950s London to 1960s Panama to modern-day New Jersey, Irving reveals the intricacies of immigration and assimilation in this debut, establishing a new and unforgettable voice in Caribbean-American literature.

Her novel Quint is available from 7.13 Books. Irving’s work has appeared in Story, Boulevard, LitHub, Missouri Review, and New Delta Review, among other journals and magazines.

Irving earned her Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. She has also received fellowships from the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program and the Initiative on Race and Resilience at the University of Notre Dame.

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