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Dublin as a Literary Location with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey chats to Martina Devlin about Dublin as a literary location. They talk about Christine’s own work as well as previous Dublin One City One Book titles. This Dublin One City One Book event was organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries.


Turning Ideas into Books with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries present a Dublin One City One Book event with Christine Dwyer Hickey & Martina Devlin

Christine Dwyer Hickey as she discusses the inspiration and research behind Tatty and her most recent novel, The Narrow Land with author and journalist Martina Devlin in this online event.

Tatty was this year’s choice for the Dublin: One City One Book initiative organised annually by Dublin City Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. The Narrow Land was winner of the 2020 Walter Scott Prize and also the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award.

Poetry, Childhood and Tatty

Explore the emotional pull of childhood with three original and very different poets. This event draws on themes raised by Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty and brings unique insights and perspectives. Chaired by Rosamund Taylor and organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries for Dublin One City One Book Festival.

Eithne Hand‘s much anticipated first collection Fox Trousers will be published by Salmon in 2020. Using her spare and wry style, she captures the magic and poignancy of childhood. James Harpur is the author of six collections, most recently The White Silhouette (Carcanet 2019). With assured, thought-provoking poems he delves into the complexity of adolescence and growing up. Meanwhile, Liz Quirke‘s first collection The Road, Slowly (Salmon 2018) breaks new ground in Irish poetry by following the journey to motherhood for a same-sex couple and explores what it means to create a family.