We are bringing you highlights from this year's Cúirt International Festival of Literature all week. 

Founded in Galway in 1985, Cúirt is one of the oldest and most recognised literature festivals in Europe. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's programme was adapted so that audiences can view live video streams.

Here, arts journalist and book critic Edel Coffey speaks to one of Ireland's most exciting contemporary novelists, Eimear McBride.