04-04 June 2010


Tickets: 12


Dublin Writers Festival marks Jennifer Johnston’s 80th birthday with a celebration of the author’s remarkable career.

Revered today as one of Ireland’s finest writers – for Roddy Doyle, the finest – Johnston was a relatively late starter. She was in her forties when her literary debut The Captains and the Kings won the Evening Standard First Novel Award in 1972. Since then her output has been prolific. Over the last four decades she has written some sixteen novels – from the Booker-shortlisted Shadows on Our Skin (77) and the Whitbread-winning The Old Jest (79) – later filmed as The Dawning – to last year’s Truth or Fiction.

Johnston has been dubbed ‘the quiet woman of Irish literature’. Yet her themes – often dark and disquieting – rather belie this image. Far from cosy or conventional, her narratives dissect family dysfunction and sexual transgression with stylish economy. Johnston once remarked – ‘I’d like people to find some small truth in my work and go on doing so.’ Don’t miss this special audience with Jennifer Johnston – one of our foremost chroniclers of the hidden workings of the human heart.

‘Jennifer Johnston is not just one of Ireland’s best living writers, she is one of the best, full stop…’ Irish News

Chairped by Lelia Doolin.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

4 JUNE ~ Tickets

€12/10 (conc)


*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

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