Two award-winning authors discuss their writing and hotly-anticipated new novels Lean Fall Stand and A Shock.
In Lean Fall Stand Jon McGregor delivers a profoundly humane and engrossing exploration of an Antarctic researcher brought low by tragedy and desperate to communicate with the outside world. A Costa-award winning and three-times Man Booker-longlisted author, McGregor mesmerizingly and tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the indomitable human impulse to tell stories. From a figure on the periphery to peripheral figures, Keith Ridgway’s seventh novel, A Shock, features interlocking stories through which a clutch of more or less loosely connected characters appear, disappear and reappear. They are all of them on the fringes of London life, often clinging on – to sanity or solvency or a story – by their fingertips.
The authors will be in conversation with RTÉ’s Paula Shields.