JULIA O’FAOLAIN, CHRISTINE DWYER HICKEY & CLAIRE KILROY

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€10

'The notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.' Angela CarterIs, as Carter implies, the whole concept of a ‘women's writing’ so much sophistry? Or is there a shared female experience explored and expressed in literature…

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WILLIAM FIENNES

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€10

William Fiennes in conversation with Niall MacMonagle. All families face trials and tribulations. But how can you be prepared for events beyond your field of vision? And when crisis looms, can you be confident that you have steered the right…

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M.J. HYLAND & STEVE TOLTZ

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€12

What happens when a man comes face-to-face with his own inevitable shortcomings?  Two novels by two Booker-nominated authors explore the fallout from failed ambition.M.J. Hyland’s multi-prize-winning second novel Carry Me Down was a runaway success, with its pitch perfect dissection…

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PAULA MEEHAN & LEANNE O’SULLIVAN

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€10

Poetry and place are intrinsically linked. At its most resonant, a poem reveals the landscape anew – physical, mental, mythological – and Paula Meehan and Leanne O'Sullivan each evoke a unique and highly distinctive sense of place.Paula Meehan's new collection…

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THE FROST IS ALL OVER

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€15

A traditional Irish music performance set to the poetry of Dermot Bolger. The Frost is all Over is an evocative live music / theatre performance that brings together two of Ireland's foremost solo traditional musicians with the poetry of one…

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ZOE HELLER AND GEOFF DYER

05 Jun 2009 - 05 Jun 2009

€12

A metropolitan sensibility pervades two darkly satirical novels about faith, identity, desire and transformation. Zoe Heller & Geoff Dyer in conversation with Helen Meaney. Zoe Heller joined the literary super league with her Man Booker-shortlisted Notes on a Scandal, a…

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