Catching up with Israel Olatunde, The Fastest Irishman in History
Today we caught up with Ireland's fastest Man – over coffee, not in a race. We spoke with 20-year-old University College Dublin student and full-time Adidas athlete, Israel Olatunde, to ask him about his career in the sport so far, and his journey and mindset that has led him to claim the title of the fastest Irish man in history.
ine is currently professor of Modern Drama at University College Dublin in Ireland. She is also the Director of the Irish Memory Studies Research Network, former Editor of the Irish University Review and has published widely in the fields of theatre and memory studies—among other achievements.
Louise Nealon, author of the 2021 novel Snowflake and An Post Newcomer of the Year talks to us about how she approaches characters, her own college experience and more in the Stranger edition of The New Word Order.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a poet and essayist. Her prose début A Ghost in the Throat was awarded the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and described as “powerful” (New York Times), and “captivatingly original” (The Guardian).
Cecelia reflects on finding inspiration during lockdown, gives advice to young writers trying to find themselves in the creative industry, and also gives us a sneak peak into her upcoming novel, Freckles.