WITH JUNE CALDWELL, MYLES DUNGAN, ALISON JAMESON, MARY KENNY, PAUL LYNCH AND NUALA O’CONNOR
IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVE KENNY
VENUE Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre
TIME 10.00am – 1.00pm
TICKET COST €15
An engaging morning of book chat hosted by author and journalist Dave Kenny, in conversation with a host of authors. The well received Room Little Darker (New Island Books) is June Caldwell’s first collection of stories. Following the success of his first book On This Day (New Island Books), Myles Dungan returns with On This Day: Volume 2 – Irish Histories from Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1 (New Island Books), a collection of fascinating historical tales based on his popular Drivetime slot on RTÉ. Alison Jameson’s latest novel This Family Of Things (Doubleday Ireland) is a poignant study of the emotional lives of three siblings and the one girl who breaks through their solitude, guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings. Mary Kenny ruminates on the once marginal issue of feminism and its shift into the mainstream in her new book Am I a Feminist? (New Island Books). Paul Lynch’s Grace (Oneworld Books) is a sweeping, Dickensian story of a young girl on a life-changing journey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine. Nuala O’Connor’s Joyride to Jupiter (New Island Books) is her sixth short story collection, and a skillful demonstration of what this art form can achieve. Refreshments will be served during a 30-minute interval.