Treat yourself to an hour of inspiring and honest conversation as Christine Dwyer Hickey talks to Niall MacMonagle about writing this year’s Dublin One City One Book choice Tatty, how music inspires her writing and much more. Musical recitals by Leonora Carney (piano), Colm Byrne (trumpet) and Donnacha Dwyer (uileann pipes) This event is part of the Dublin Book Festival Autumn Series and was filmed in Kevin St Library and The City Gallery, Hugh Lane.
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.
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.
Seána Kerslake is one of Ireland’s most uniquely talented young actors and we’re delighted to call her a friend of the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature office. We had been really looking forward to hearing her read from Tatty at Liberty Hall this month, as part of Dublin One City One Book, and very much hope she can be with us when that event is re-staged later in 2020.
In the meantime, treat yourself to this wonderful rendering of the voice of Tatty in a special video Seána has made for fans of the book.
You won’t be disappointed!
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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.
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
In the latest episode of Senior Times podcast Mary Kennedy chats to Christine Dwyer Hickey about her books Tatty and The Narrow Land, how she was influenced by James Joyce, and how the wounds of her childhood come through in each of her books. Produced by Simon Murtagh.
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