Two of the most compelling new voices in Irish fiction discuss writing lives, social realism, and capturing the truth.
Lisa Harding’s brilliant new novel Bright Burning Things is a tense and unflinching exploration of maternal love, control, addiction and recovery. Described by Kevin Barry as “a vivid and original stylist and a gifted storyteller”, her previous bestseller Harvesting is currently in development for screen.
The radically honest narrator of Megan Nolan’s debut novel is the voice of a generation. Acts of Desperation powerfully confronts female desire, male beauty and toxic relationships in all their dark complexity. Her essays, fiction and reviews have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian and in literary anthology Winter Papers among others.
Lisa and Megan will be in conversation with journalist Edel Coffey, whose hotly-anticipated debut Breaking Point is published in 2022.
IMAGE LISA: Francesca Mantovani
IMAGE MEGAN: Lynn Rothwell