SEBASTIAN BARRY AND JONATHAN COE

13 Jun 2008 - 13 Jun 2008

€8

How does the novelist refract, through the haze of memory, the secret history of a life long-lived? How does the past hold the present in its thrall? And how do these recollections help shape our understanding of our own lives?…

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HUGO HAMILTON AND JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT

12 Jun 2008 - 12 Jun 2008

€8

Do human beings create and shape their own destinies and identities? Or do events in extremis define our outcomes? Set against an epoch-defining moment, two gripping new novels probe the ambiguities of human action.Boris Opp is a young Berliner, born…

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IRISH VALUES

12 Jun 2008 - 12 Jun 2008

€10

Since the Celtic Tiger first roared back in the early 1990s, Ireland's economic upturn has transformed the lives of many. But has this newfound prosperity also changed our core values? And if so, what does this say about us as…

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TROUBLED WATERS

11 Jun 2008 - 11 Jun 2008

€8

Rebellion and rites of passage in the South Seas link two vivid tales of survival from two very different historical perspectives. First, 1789. When a 14-year-old boy escapes a prison term in exchange for service at sea, serendipity soon makes…

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J.P DONLEAVY

11 Jun 2008 - 11 Jun 2008

€10

'When I'm dead, I hope it may be said: his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' Multi-million selling author. Famed recluse. Erstwhile correspondent of Jackie Onassis. Contemporary cohort of Johnny Depp. Author, playwright, artist, farmer, and all-round Irish…

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DUBLIN WRITERS FESTIVAL 2008

11 Jun 2008 - 15 Jun 2008

€10

This international literary festival celebrates our city's literary heritage and presents the very best of Irish and International writing.Explore the wide world of literature with readings, discussions, debates and public interviews.Writers to include: J.P. Dunleavy, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Tobias…

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