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Thursday 19

Recovered Voices

Lisa Coen, Louise Kennedy and Kathleen McMahon discuss the forgotten writings of Charlotte Riddell, Norah Hoult and Mary Lavin, chaired by Sinéad Gleeson. With dramatised readings by actor Ger Ryan. Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Lisa Coen is the co-founder of Tramp Press, which published Charlotte Riddell’s A Struggle For Fame, which was the first title in their Recovered Voices series.

Louise Kennedy is a research student at Queens University Belfast. Her PhD thesis is ‘Journey Out of Print: the life and short stories of Norah Hoult’. She is working on a collection of her own stories with the assistance of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Kathleen McMahon  is a novelist, short story writer and journalist. Her first novel, This is How it Ends, was a Number One Bestseller for five weeks in Ireland and was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in the UK. It was also nominated for two Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Kathleen is the grand-daughter of Mary Lavin.  

Sinéad Gleeson is the editor of The Long Gaze Back and The Glass Shore, two anthologies of stories by Irish women writers. Her own collection of essays will be published in 2019 by Picador.

Ger Ryan is one of Ireland’s best known actors and received an IFTA for her work on Stardust. She has been nominated twice by The Royal Television Society for her work on the Family and Amongst Women.

*Kathleen McMahon replaces Diarmuid Peavoy, who due to unforeseen circumstances, is unable to take part in the event.


Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2


April 19 at 6:30 pm




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