Newsletter: Dublin Book Festival
Dublin Book Festival starts this week with lots of wonderful events to look forward to. Come to the launch of In White Ink and Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie, and don’t miss Caroline Preston in conversation about her debut novel This Tumult. Another highlight of the festival will be Valerie Pakenham talking about Maria Edgeworth and her newest book Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland on a panel of Ireland’s Notable Women.
In White Ink by Elske Rahill
GUEST SPEAKER: Rob Doyle
Elske Rahill’s remarkable stories are sustained by the experience of motherhood and bring the psychological and physical reality of pregnancy, childbirth, mothering and nurture alive in ways that few writers have ever attempted.
6:00PM, Thursday 2 November
The Workman’s Club
10 Wellington Quay
For further information see the Dublin Book Festival website.
This Tumult by Caroline Preston
First-time author Caroline Preston will be speaking about her experiences around the publication of her gripping debut novel This Tumult. Based on research of her family history during World War II, this startling novel spans four generations.
4:30PM, Sunday 5 November
Book this event through Dublin Book Fair’s website.
IRELAND’S NOTABLE WOMEN
Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland
Edited by Valerie Pakenham
Ireland’s Notable Women recognises the achievements of some of Ireland’s most distinguished and interesting women, who are too often overlooked in the history books. Valerie Pakenham will provide a window into the private world of the prolific Anglo-Irish writer, Maria Edgeworth. Edgeworth was one of the first realist writers in children’s literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe.
8:00PM, Wednesday 8 November
For more bookings and more information see here.
Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie
Edited by Christopher Fitz-Simon
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr Joe Dowling
This stunning volume of letters details the life of the celebrated theatrical director whose influence on international theatre lives on. ‘Rise Above!’ provides a hitherto unseen resource for students of drama and social history, leavened by characterful irreverence and wit.
7:00PM, 9 November 2017
For booking and more information see the Dublin Book Festival website.