DOX on Air: MoLI Museum of Literature Ireland

Conversation on Curating Literature in an Art Space

Readings by Celebrated Irish Authors and Their Czech Translators

WATCH THE VIDEOS from Wednesday 19 May 2021 (below)

Live Stream from Gulliver Airship, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

The event on facebook.

Organized by DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Centre for Irish Studies (Charles University Prague) in partnership with MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland.

Supported by the ESP Programme of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland.

University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) have teamed up to create a new museum that celebrates the literary heritage of Ireland and pays homage to Ireland’s modern and contemporary writers. MoLI  – Museum of Literature Ireland was launched in September 2019 and with its multi-media exhibitions, digital displays, a range of specially commissioned films, an online radio channel, learning programmes, and a brand new online platform featuring 100 Irish books published in the last decade, it makes a remarkable addition to Ireland’s literary scene. Meet MoLI in a conversation on curating literature in an art space followed by readings from award-winning Irish authors and their Czech translators.

ON AIR: MoLI Museum of Literature Ireland is the first of a series of online conversations aired from the Gulliver Airship at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague featuring exciting projects from around the globe that bring together art and literature.


Simon O’Connor, Director (MoLI)
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Digital Curator (MoLI)
Margaret Kelleher – Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama (University College Dublin)

Featured authors:

Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Sara Baume
Mike McCormack
Caitríona O’Reilly


Alice Hyrmanová McElveen, Daniela Theinová, Ondřej Pilný

Hosted by:

Ondřej Pilný, Director (Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University Prague) and Michaela Šilpochová, Artistic Director (DOX Centre for Contemporary Art)

Recent Czech Translations of Irish Writing

Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Klíč / An Eochair; Hřbitovní hlína / Cré na Cille

Anna Burns, Mlíkař / Milkman

Caitríona O’Reilly, Básnické krajiny Caitríony OReilly / Caitríona OReillys Poetic Landscapes (selected poems and an interview), Revolver Revue 120 (2020): 35-53.

Sally Rooney, Normální lidi / Normal People; Rozhovory s přáteli / Conversations with Friends

Tana French, Temná zahrada / The Witch Elm

Lisa McInerney, Zázraky krve / The Blood Miracles; Nádherná kacířství / The Glorious Heresies

Kevin Barry, Broukobol / Beatlebone; U nás v Bohane / City of Bohane

Sara Baume, Vyšlapaná čára / A Line Made by Walking; Jasno lepo podstín zhyna / Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Donal Ryan, Víc už se nedozvíme / All We Shall Know

Seamus Heaney, Lidský řetěz / Human Chain


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