17 – 26 May


Dubravka Ugrešić on Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil hrabal

Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012
Irish Writers Centre

Chairperson: Johnnie Gratton

In the return of this popular festival strand, two contemporary authors choose a favourite literary work (or works) that have inspired or influenced their own writing and reading. Join them for these intimate and engaging conversations as they celebrate and explore their treasured texts.

In the second event, Croatian-born novelist, essayist and scholar Dubravka Ugrešić elects the suitably themed short novel, Too Loud a Solitude, by the late great Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal. A Kafkaesque tale of one man’s resistance to a totalitarian regime, this darkly comic and eccentric romp celebrates the indestructibility – against censorship and oppression – of the written word.

*To participate in these events please read the selected book in advance of the event. Capacity is limited to 50. Books are available for sale from The Gutter Bookshop (our dedicated Festival Bookseller) located on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar.