Two of Ireland’s most lyrical stylists and ambitious storytellers come together for an event about how craft and voice can shape the novel. In Danny Denton’s new novel, All Along the Echo, two radio hosts on a publicity stunt from a car dealership find themselves drawn into a wild and impossible quest for truth and love. In Claire-Louise Bennett’s Checkout 19, the quest is uniquely sensory, personal, internal, as the book’s protagonist attempts to keep her creativity and sensitivity alive in a world that seeks to snuff them out.
Denton and Bennett will be in conversation with another brilliant Irish novelist, the multi-award-winning Lisa McInerney.
Danny Denton’s first novel, The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow (Granta Books, 2018) was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and The Collyer-Bristow Prize. His work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, Granta, Winter Papers, The Dublin Review, and many others. He lectures on writing at University College Cork.
Claire-Louise Bennett is the author of Pond (Stinging Fly, Fitzcarraldo, 2015), Fish Out Of Water (Juxta Press, 2020), and Checkout 19 (Jonathan Cape, 2021). Her fiction and essays have appeared in a number of publications including The White Review, gorse, Harper’s Magazine, Vogue Italia, Granta, Music & Literature, TLS, and frieze.