|Gerry Stembridge by Anto Kane|
Gerry Stembridge and Kevin Curran will read at the Irish Writers' Centre tomorrow, Saturday 7th September at 1.00pm
Gerard Stembridge’s work as screenwriter and novelist is well known to Irish audiences. His scripting of ‘Ordinary Decent Criminal’ (starring Kevin Spacey) set the bar for Irish screenwriters. Although Gerry is perhaps even more renowned for his broadcast work, in particular for much-loved Scrap Saturday, co-written with the late Dermot Morgan. His fourth novel The Effect of Her (Old Street Publishing) has been met with much acclaim. In it he relates, in nonfictionalised detail, the social and political events that rocked Ireland in the 1970s.
Kevin's debut novel Beatsploitation which explores a changed Dublin powerfully captures the energy, wit and pathos of contemporary Dublin society, giving voice to a cynical, disillusioned generation, caught between the tired values of the old and the uncertainty of the new.
Both men will read and talk about the novel as a document of a generation and how writing can shine a light on society's values.