This event pairs two major Irish writers whose new work explores the simmering tensions and suppressed desires of the suburbs.
“Bolger combines the subtlety of a poet with the artistry of a master storyteller”
Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best-known poets, playwrights and novelists. Tanglewood, his first novel for ten years, follows the mounting tensions in two marriages when neighbours agree to build a townhouse on shared land.
“Christine Dwyer Hickey is as diverse and original a talent as one could hope to find”
The Irish Times
Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Christine Dwyer Hickey’s last work, The Cold Eye of Heaven, won the Irish Novel of the Year in 2012. Her latest, The Lives of Women, takes place in the 1970s, when suburban teenager Elaine takes her first fateful steps into the adult world.
The event is chaired journalist Anna Carey