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Wednesday 18

An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey and Susan Stairs

Join authors Christine Dwyer Hickey and Susan Stairs for an evening of discussion and readings.

Christine Dwyer Hickey has published seven novels, one short story collection and a full-length play. The Cold Eye of Heaven won the Irish Novel of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Tatty was nominated for the Orange Prize and was one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade. Her short story collection, The House on Parkgate Street  was published in 2013. Her latest novel The Lives of Women, was published in April 2015.

Susan Stairs received her Masters in Creative Writing from University College Dublin in 2009 and her story ‘The Rescue’ was shortlisted for the Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award the same year. She has published three novels: The Story of Before (2013) and The Boy Between (2015) and her third novel One Good Reason has recently been published.

Venue

Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham

Time

April 18 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

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The Irish Times Book Club

The Long Gaze Back editor Sinéad Gleeson in conversation with Martin Doyle, Books Editor of The Irish Times, about The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers. 

Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, editor and freelance broadcaster. Her essays have appeared in GrantaBansheeWinter Papers and Gorse among others. Her short story ‘Counting Bridges’ was longlisted at the 2016 Irish Book Awards, and she has a short story in forthcoming Repeal the 8th anthology edited by Una Mullally. She is the editor of three anthologies including The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers (2015) and The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland, (2016) both of which won Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards.  Her collection of essays, Constellations will be published in Spring 2019 by Picador. She is currently working on a novel. 

This event will be recorded in front of a live audience for The Irish Times Book Club podcast, so please arrive promptly. The podcast will be available online from 30th April.

Venue

Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square North

Time

April 18 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

€5.91

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