Christine Dwyer Hickey in Conversation with Niall MacMonagle with Musical Interludes
A Dublin One City One Book and Dublin Book Festival Online Event
Join us for a special online event with Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of this year’s Dublin One City One Book choice Tatty on Thursday 24th September at 7pm. Christine will be in conversation with literary critic Niall MacMonagle in the beautiful setting of Kevin Street Library, Dublin. She will discuss Tatty, her varied writing career, and in particular how music influences her writing.
Musical interludes will be contributed by pianist Leonora Carney and trumpeter Colm Byrne at the Hugh Lane Gallery and piper Donnacha Dwyer.
Tatty was originally published in 2004 and earlier this year a special Dublin One City One Book edition, with a new introduction by Dermot Bolger, was published by New Island Books. Christine recently won the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her most recent novel The Narrow Land.
Please note that you will need to register in advance to watch the event.
Christine Dwyer Hickey reads ‘The House on Parkgate Street’ from her short story collection “The House on Parkgate Street and Other Stories”.
Set in various eras, at various times of life, each story is a unique and perfectly carved gem embedded in the city of Dublin. With her customary wit and empathy, Christine Dwyer Hickey brings us an intimate portrayal of the city and some of its people in these beautifully observed stories.
Music by Denis Hickey.
The House on Parkgate Street and Other Stories is published by New Island Books.
Dublin City Libraries and Archive podcast is back with a new season looking back at Dublin: One City, One Book 2018, when we celebrated The Long Gaze Back, and the female voice in Irish literature. This anthology of 30 short stories edited by Sinead Gleeson is an exhilarating anthology of thirty short stories by some of the most gifted women writers this island has ever produced.
Episode 1: An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey and Susan Stairs event took place in Ballyroan Library. The recording includes both writers reading from their work and a follow-up discussion with librarian Mark Ward.
Episode 2: Letters of Distinction: Sommerville and Ross Novelist and journalist Martina Devlin discusses the fascinating letters from Somerville and Ross to their literary agent in the early 1900s.
Episode 3: Natural Selection Lia Mills talks to Sinéad Gleeson, Alan Hayes, Rob Doyle and Eimear Ryan about all things anthology. With music by Ciara Sidine.
Episode 4: Recovered Voices Lisa Coen, Louise Kennedy and Kathleen McMahon discuss the forgotten writings of Charlotte Riddell, Norah Hoult and Mary Lavin. Ger Ryan reads some of the works under discussion. Sinéad Gleeson chairs.
You can subscribe to the Dublin City Libraries and Archives podcast to listen to more podcasts recorded during the 2018 Dublin One City One Book Festival on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. You can read ‘The Long Gaze Back’ on Borrowbox and of course you can order it from your favourite bookshop.
Calling all bookworms. Dublin City Libraries is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative to mark the tenth anniversary of the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature designation.
City of Books is a podcast in which host, author and journalist Martina Devlin, talks books to all sorts of people who believe books matter – and that you can never have too many books.
It’s sponsored by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with MOLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland.
Be sure to subscribe to City of Books now.
Episode 1 The Fine Art of Reading features Robert Ballagh and Mary Costello
Episode 2 Life Lessons with Marian Keyes
Episode 3 with author of Tatty Christine Dwyer Hickey and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe
Episode 4 with author and editor Sineád Gleeson
Episode 5 with author Carlo Gébler
They are available on the usual platforms including Apple and Spotify.
photos by Ger Holland
Keep an eye out for our special Dublin One City One Book Tatty street banners! You may have seen the large banner on Liberty Hall last week – well there are also street banners flying high around St. Stephens Green and on the Quays.
If you haven’t read Tatty yet it’s available to buy from all good bookshops or to borrow from your local library
Bray Literary Festival and Dublin One City One Book, is delighted to present online readings and discussions on Sunday 27th September
Join award-winning authors Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of eleven novels including Dublin’s One City, One Book 2020 choice Tatty and The Narrow Land, winner of the Walter Scott Award 2020, and Billy O’Callaghan, author of novels The Dead House and My Coney Island Baby and four short story collections, most recently The Boatman, for a lively evening in conversation with Dermot Bolger, co-founder of New Island Press and author of fifteen novels, including The Journey Home and Tanglewood.
*This event was due to take place in the Mermaid Theatre on 17th September but due to Covid-19 travel restrictions it will be recorded remotely and will be available to watch online. *