The African American Irish Diaspora Network, in partnership with New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Office of Global Inclusion, and the John Brademas Center, along with NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces its October 20, 2023 public interview with renowned American writer Dennis Lehane, who will discuss his new novel Small Mercies (2023), set against the crisis over desegregating Boston’s public schools in 1974.
Lehane, who grew up in Boston, has published fourteen novels, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have become international bestsellers. Four of his novels, Live by Night (2012), Shutter Island (2003), Mystic River (2001), and Gone, Baby, Gone (1998), have been adapted into films. He was also a staff writer on the acclaimed HBO series, The Wire.
Black, Brown and Green Voices is a documentation strategy and public humanities initiative founded by Miriam Nyhan Grey. Grey is a founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network.
NYU’s Kimberly DaCosta, author of Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007), will introduce the program.
The program is presented with support from the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Program.