Supported by the US Embassy in Dublin

How far can you trust a stranger? The question sits at the heart of Rumaan Alam’s engrossing novel, Leave the World Behind, in which a New York family, holidaying in a luxurious but remote rented house, are met late at night by an elderly Black couple, claiming to be the owners. They bring news of a catastrophic power failure in the city, and have nowhere else to turn. The novel, which is set for a Netflix adaptation starring Mahershala Ali and Julia Roberts, has been a smash hit in the States, and we’re delighted to welcome Alam’s gift for storytelling to Cúirt. He’ll be in conversation with Dublin-based writer and performer Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan.

Rumaan Alam has written three novels: Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and his latest, the instant New York Times bestseller Leave the World Behind, a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor. 


Event Location

Town Hall Theatre

1 Courthouse Square, Galway, H91 VF21

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Access Statements Cúirt

The main auditorium is step free with accessible seating and
accessible toilet facilities. Please let the box office know of any
requirements so that they can assist with seating. There are two
accessible parking spaces on Waterside immediately by the
venue and a further two spaces on Corrib Terrace. There is a
Loop System in every auditorium. There is a Fresh Air Distribution
System. All events at the Town Hall Theatre will be captioned.