PLEASE NOTE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES PATRICK O'KEEFFE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS EVENT.
“[From Out of the City] is smart, sophisticated and ingenious ... It’s the very rare reader who won’t relish it.”
The Irish Times
'Lia Mills writes superbly about the human heart. This is an historical story with an urgency that is completely modern: Fallen is shot through with the pleasure and the difficulty of being alive'
Chairperson: Mick Heaney
Dublin past and Dublin future are explored in new novels by John Kelly and Lia Mills.
Fans of RTÉ’s The View (and, latterly, The Works) will need no introduction to John Kelly, whose assured presentation of Ireland’s flagship arts programmes has made him a household name. He made his acclaimed fiction debut with The Little Hammer back in 2001, and now Kelly has returned to fiction with From Out of the City, a lively satire set in a future Dublin where the President of the United States has been assassinated at a state dinner. Alternately funny and chillingly plausible, From Out of the City eschews dystopian clichés to deliver a genuinely original meditation on a future that may be closer than we think.
Lia Mills' Fallen opens with the death in the Great War of Katie Crilly’s twin brother, Liam. A year later, when Dublin is suddenly engulfed by the violence of the Easter Rising, Katie finds herself torn between her loyalty to the cause her brother died for, her patriotism and her love for her city. Lia Mills is the author of two previous novels, Another Alice and Nothing Simple, and a memoir, In Your Face which depicts her battle with mouth cancer. PLEASE NOTE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES PATRICK O'KEEFFE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS EVENT.