17 – 26 May


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Pat McCabe & Nicole Flattery with Danny Denton

Monday, 20 May
Smock Alley Theatre
€10 / €8

Nicole Flattery and Pat McCabe - a major literary influence of hers – discuss creative inspiration at ILFDublin’s celebration of the influence of writers upon each other across generations.

‘Irish women writers are on fire,’ said Elle magazine recently, citing Nicole Flattery as ‘yet a further brilliant example’. Her bold and bracing debut short story collection Show Them A Good Time confirms her position as a rising literary star. Known for his mostly dark and violent novels often set in small-town Ireland, hugely popular author Pat McCabe was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize for The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which were made into films. Pat McCabe and Nicole Flattery are in conversation with writer Danny Denton, author of ‘gangster ballad love story’ The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow.

Presented in partnership with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age.