Presented in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, supported by Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht
Chairperson: Niall MacMonagle
Pulitzer prize-winning US novelist Paul Harding makes his first ever Irish appearance alongside John Boyne, author of the best-selling Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Having been mentored by Marilynne Robinson (Housekeeping, Gilead) at the famous Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa,* Paul Harding became the first debut novelist in over a decade to win the Pulitzer Prize, for his 2010 novel Tinkers, ‘a beautiful, moving and elegiac lament on the
human condition’ (The Times).
John Boyne found international fame with his 2006 novel for younger readers The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. It won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times Bestseller list and was made into an award-winning Miramax film. His ninth novel (his seventh for adults) is The Absolutist, a tender and poignant story of two young privates during the Great War whose lives are briefly but intensely intertwined.
*Paul Harding’s appearance at Dublin Writers Festival is in association with Iowa City: UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature (supported by Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) In recognition of the great tradition of writers workshops and discussion in both cities, Paul Harding will be engaging with the city’s emerging writers in the following way.
ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED – TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE VENUE (LIBERTY HALL)
1. Free Public workshop
Date Wednesday 25 May
Venue The Lab, Dublin City Council Arts Office, Foley St., Dublin 1
Time 2.30 – 4.00pm
Booking Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (places are limited and will be offered on a first come basis)
2. A targeted workshop for 17 – 18 year olds engaged with Fighting Words (www.fightingwords.ie) ongoing programme.
3. A talk for students (of creative writing and American literature) from Trinity College and University College Dublin, hosted by Trinity College Dublin.