Eleanor Fitzsimons

Eleanor Fitzsimons discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Eleanor Fitzsimons is a writer and researcher who lives in Dublin. She is the author of Wilde’s Women (Duckworth, 2015), which won the silver medal in the Biography category of the 2018 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards. She is an honorary patron of the Oscar Wilde Society and a member of the editorial board of society journal The Wildean. Her second book, The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit (Duckworth, 2019), was a Sunday Times Book of the Year 2019, and was included in the Washington Post Top 50 Non-Fiction Books of 2019. In 2020, she was shortlisted for the Dalkey Emerging Writer Award and won the Rubery Book Award for Non-Fiction. She has worked as a television researcher for the Irish national broadcaster RTÉ and was a contributor to The Importance of Being Oscar (BBC2, April 2019).

1. The Diaries of George Bernard Shaw https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diaries-1885-97-Earlier-Fragments-1875-1917/dp/0271003863

2. The Tetrapod imprints on Valentia Island, County Kerry https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tetrapod-trackway

3. The Short Fiction of Maeve Brennan https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/maeve-brennan-a-writer-who-was-at-home-in-neither-ireland-nor-america-1.3996762

4. The ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/how-japanese-art-technique-kintsugi-can-help-you-be-more-ncna866471

5. The Trier Amphitheater https://www.trier-info.de/en/places-of-interest/the-amphitheatre

6. The Vaughan Bequest at the National Galleries of Scotland and Ireland https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/turner-vaughan-bequest

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