The Beauty of Brevity: Deirdre Sullivan, Louise Kennedy & Lucy Caldwell in conversation with Brian Kirk

The Beauty of Brevity: Deirdre Sullivan, Louise Kennedy & Lucy Caldwell in conversation with Brian Kirk

To mark the recent publications of Deidre Sullivan’s I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, Louise Kennedy’s The End of the World is a Cul De Sac and Lucy Caldwell’s Intimacies, the authors discuss their work and the continuing relevance of the short form in an ever-changing and uncertain world. Hosted by poet and short story writer, Brian Kirk.

Deirdre Sullivan is an award-winning writer from Galway. She has written seven acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage Her Reply (Little Island, 2020), Perfectly Preventable Deaths (Hot Key Books, 2019), and Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island, 2017).

Louise Kennedy’s short stories have appeared in journals including The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine, Banshee, Wasifiri and Ambit. She has also written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, BBC Radio 4 and RTE Radio 1.

Lucy Caldwell is the author of four novels, including the forthcoming These Days (Faber, 2022); several stage plays and radio dramas; and, most recently, two collections of short stories: Multitudes (Faber, 2016) and Intimacies (Faber, 2021).

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  • Venue: The Civic
  • Time: Mon 11 Oct, 7pm - 8pm
  • Price: €8 / €5