Monthly Archives: May 2016

Svetlana Alexievich @ ILF Dublin

Svetlana Alexievich was in conversation with Conor O’Cleirigh in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. The interpreter was Alexander Kan. What follows is an attempt to summarise what was said during an enthralling event.   Alexievich was here to publicise her new … Continue reading

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HELPFUL BOOKS FOR WRITERS

People always want to know what writers have influenced you. Who’s your favourite author? they ask. What’s your favourite novel? I find these questions impossible to answer, for reasons that might well bear discussion some other time. Last week, at … Continue reading

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PIECES OF MIND (Two Days in May 2016 at Farmleigh House): AN INVITATION

What’s on your mind, as we move on from the centenary month of April? May is my last month as writer-in-residence at Farmleigh.  I’m asking people to come out to the Boathouse café and give me a piece of their … Continue reading

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Dublin: Belfast: Two Cities One Book

April was an extraordinary month for me and for Fallen, as the 2016 selection for the Dublin: One City One Book festival – except that this year, for the first time, it was Dublin-Belfast: Two Cities One Book. Two programmes, … Continue reading

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