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Dublin One City One Book Special Event at Dublin Book Festival

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.


Bray Literary Festival Event with Christine Dwyer Hickey and Billy O’Callaghan

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. *

Tatty at The New Theatre

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre

Dramatised excerpt readings from Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty performed by spoken word artist Felispeaks. Tatty is “a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.”

Written by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Dramatised excerpts by Audrey Devereux
Performed by Felispeaks
Directed by Mags Keohane
Produced by Anthony Fox 
Lighting by Cathy O’Carroll
Graphic design by Leanne Willars
Stage Management Shannon Cowan 

Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th September at 7:30pm

Matinee at 1pm on Friday 4th September

Tickets: €10 (€8 conc.)
Show Length: 50 minutes
Booking essential – tickets limited due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements.