Friday, 13 November 2015



Tomorrow I am taking part in 'Writing Long & Short' at the Dublin Book Festival with Dermot Bolger, Aidan Mathews, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Donal Ryan. We're in conversation with Paula Shields.

When: Saturday 14 Nov, 3.30pm – 4.45pm
Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre
Cost: €5/€3 Concession| BOOK NOW
Paula Shields, senior researcher for RTE’s arts show The Works, discusses form, inspiration and the current work of some of Ireland’s most prestigious writers. Join Dermot Bolger, author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, most recently Tanglewood (New Island Books); Aidan Mathews, poet, playwright, novelist and author of new short story collection Charlie Chaplin’s Wishbone and Other Stories (The Lilliput Press); Nuala Ní Chonchúir, short story writer, poet and author of three novels including The Closet of Savage Mementos (New Island Books); award-winning novelist, short story writer and playwright Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, who received the 2015 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature; and Donal Ryan, whose first collection of short stories, A Slanting of the Sun: Stories, will be published by The Lilliput Press and whose first two novels, The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December (The Lilliput Press), have won and been listed for numerous awards.

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