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Best Irish writing now from women, says McCabe

The writer behind The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto praises Sharon Horgan and Derry Girls, saying literary fiction has dwindled in popularity in recent years

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
17th April, 2018
Patrick McCabe pictured in Carrick-on-Shannon Pic: Bryan Meade

The greatest writing coming out of Ireland now is from female authors. That's according to Irish writer Patrick McCabe, the man behind hit novels including The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, which were made into successful feature films.

Derry Girls has been the most successful TV series ever to come out of Northern Ireland, and Catastrophe was nominated for an Emmy Award for Horgan and Rob Delaney in the category of outstanding writing for...

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