Paul Eberwine
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
Allowing for Grief: An Interview with Marina Carr

Marina Carr is an Irish playwright and 2017 recipient of the Windham Campbell prize. She has earned global acclaim for her work, which negotiates spheres as diverse as Irish history and Greek tragedy to offer layered reflections on love, subjugation and grief. The author of more than 20 published plays, Carr has won numerous awards, including The Irish Times’ playwright award and the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Carr sat down to discuss history, the work of mourning and her complex relationship with the word “tragedy.”