22 – 28 October


Maggie O’Farrell Knows Where Snow Angels Go

Tuesday, 27 Oct

“A breathtakingly good writer” The Guardian  

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We’re thrilled to have best-selling and award-winning author Maggie O'Farrell join Tall Tales with her first children’s book. Beautifully illustrated by Daniela Terrazzini, Where Snow Angels Go is a compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day. Maggie O'Farrell is the author of the bestselling memoir I Am, I Am, I Am, and eight novels for adults, including This Must Be The Place, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award, and Hamnet, winner of this year’s prestigious Women’s Fiction Prize. Where Snow Angels Go is listed one of the best books to read your children in 2020 by The Independent. An illustrator of both detailed paintings and graphic surface patterns, Daniela Terrazzini studied fine art in Milan and photography in London. She illustrated The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller and Jane Yolan’s The Seeing Stitch. Maggie O’Farrell and Daniela Terrazziniis are in conversation with Patricia Forde, award winning writer and Chairperson of Children's Books Ireland.

Age 8+ and adults

The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be at the festival in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors at the special ILFDublin festival shop - CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!