Áine Greaney on Campus
Wednesday, November 20 from 4:30-6:00pm in the Saint John’s Pottery
Áine Greaney was born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland and currently lives on the North Shore. She works as a health writer and communications professional for a number of non-profit organizations. She is the winner of many awards including, the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing, the Fish Anthology, the Rubery International Book Award, the Frank O’Connor Award, the Irish News Short Story Award and Indie Lit 2011.
Her fifth book, “Green Card & Other Essays” was recently published earlier this year and is a compilation of first-person essays on immigration. Her title essay “Green Card” was cited a notable “Best American Essays 2013” and her essay “Sanctuary” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In “Green Card & Other Essays”, Greaney tells her three-decade long journey from being an Irish citizen to a naturalized U.S. citizen. Her essays provide an intimate perspective on the challenges that many immigrants face when coming from all countries to the United States.
“… An acutely serious contribution to the literature of immigration in our times.”
James Silas Rogers, Author, Irish-American Autobiography