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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 into the chaos of the Second World War. But when his father returns from the Eastern front and remarks upon the absence of a birthmark, the child is suddenly thrown into identity crisis. Part literary investigation, part historical novel, Disguise is the latest triumph from Hugo Hamilton, award-winning author of international bestseller The Speckled People.
Like Hamilton, Booker-shortlisted novelist Justin Cartwright (Leading the Cheers, The Promise of Happiness) is drawn to the turbulence of war-torn Berlin for his latest novel. On 20 July 1944 Hitler narrowly escapes an assassin’s bomb. The conspirators are hunted down and hanged from meat hooks, and the execution filmed. Sixty years later Conrad Senior is left a legacy of papers that fuel his obsession. ‘The most gripping book I’ve read in ages… Fascinating, disturbing…’
Roddy Doyle on Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People.
‘A hugely adroit and imaginative modern novel by one of our great contemporary talents.’ Independent on Sunday on Justin Cartwright’s The Song Before it is Sung
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February 10 2020, at 05:04pm
Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Marketing, Communications & Engagement team. We are delighted to welcome Veronica Dyas (Access & Engagement Officer), Sorcha FitzGerald (Marketing & Communications Officer) and Astrid Newman (Marketing & Communications Officer) to the Project family. The team will work to further develop audiences and grow opportunities for engagement across our busy performance and visual arts programmes. Welcome to the big blue building! Veronica Dyas joins the team in the brand new position of part-time Access & Engagement Officer. Veronica is an artist working through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action & LOVE…Read More
February 03 2020, at 05:51pm
This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…Read More