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Andrew Meehan‘s first short story won the Cúirt New Writing Prize in 2010, while other work was anthologised in Town and Country: The Faber Book of New Irish Stories and Winter Papers. In 2017 his first novel One Star Awake was published to great acclaim by New Island Books.

“Mesmerising, inventive, heart-wrenching, and brilliantly realised. The most interesting début of 2017.” THE IRISH EXAMINER

E.M. Reapy is from Mayo and has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2016 her début novel Red Dirt was published by Head of Zeus. It won Newcomer of the Year at the 2016 Irish Book Awards and the 2017 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

“Red Dirt is timely in its subject matter – the migration of Ireland’s young generation – inventively narrated in three voices (‘Me’, ‘You’ and ‘Them’), and displays a sure footed mastery of the novel form.” JONATHAN WILLIAMS

Event chaired by Aoibheann McCann, a widely published author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her first novel Marina has just been published by Wordsonthestreet.

Tickets: €10 / €8