Best Irish writing now from women, says McCabe

Best Irish writing now from women, says McCabe
Patrick McCabe pictured in Carrick-on-Shannon Pic: Bryan Meade

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

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.

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