Sat 27 Apr 2019
8:00pm | €Free
Sat 27 Apr 2019
8:00pm | €Free

Introduced by Fiction at the Friary writers Madeleine D’Arcy and Danielle McLaughlin, this is a celebration of new books by local writers.

Like Catherine Kirwan, the protagonist of her first novel, Darkest Truth, is a solicitor working in Cork. This crime novel focuses on the investigation of the mysterious death of a young woman, linking back to the most famous film director in Ireland.

Conal Creedon has dubbed his latest novel, Begotten Not Made, ‘a fairy tale for the 21st century’. Creedon’s poignant story of a cleric’s unrequited love for a nun was published by his own company, Irishtown Press.

Billy O’Callaghan’s My Coney Island Baby is a powerful and intricate drama condensed into the course of a single day, against the eerie backdrop of an out-of-season resort during a snowstorm.

Eibhear Walshe is director of Creative Writing at the School of English at UCC. His latest novel, The Trumpet Shall Sound, imagines what the personal life of renowned 18th century composer George Handel may have been like.

Cork World Book Fest 2019

The Cork World Book Fest turns 15 this year and the programme is more exciting than ever. The Fest runs over five days from 23–27 April, with workshops, readings, family friendly events, a book market and more all taking place between Triskel, Grand Parade and the City Library.

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