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Irish Crime Fiction A Festival comes to Trinity College this November!!

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Irish Crime Fiction FestivalThis fantastic Crime Fiction Event is gaining more momentum by the day!! Don’t miss out on what is looking like the Mother of all Crime Fiction Festivals in Dublin. Most of the events are FREE, apart from the Michael Connelly event with John Connolly. Bookings for all events are below, so get cracking!!

 

Irish Crime Fiction: A Festival

Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November
Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin and Glucksman Ireland House, New York University are holding a festival devoted to Irish crime fiction, featuring more than a dozen of the most exciting Irish and Irish-American crime novelists. This will be a memorable weekend, devoted to a key genre of contemporary Irish writing, so please make plans to join us.

We’re particularly pleased to announce that our weekend will conclude with a major event: for the Irish launch of his newest novel, The Gods of Guilt (Orion Books, November 2013), Michael Connelly will be interviewed by John Connolly. After the interview, and questions from the audience, Michael will be signing books, which will be for sale on the evening.

Books by all of the authors will be available for purchase at the festival throughout the weekend.

Tickets for ‘An Evening with Michael Connelly’ are €6 (inc. fees), and tickets for Friday evening and Saturday daytime events are free. Tickets for all events at the festival are available HERE http://www.eventbrite.com/org/4699962037

Friday 22 November (free tickets)
Long Room Hub, Trinity College

7.00pm-8.30pm: ‘A Short Introduction to Crime Fiction: Why We Write It, How We Write It, and Why We Read It’, featuring Trinity College alumni.
Panelists: Jane Casey, John Connolly, Alan Glynn, Declan Hughes, and Eoin McNamee.

Saturday 23 November (free tickets for daytime events)
Long Room Hub, Trinity College

10.00am-11.15am: ‘Historical Crime Fiction’.
Panelists: Conor Brady, Kevin McCarthy, Eoin McNamee (chair), Stuart Neville, and Michael Russell.

11.30am-12.45am: ‘Irish Crime Fiction Abroad’.
Panelists: Declan Burke (chair), Jane Casey, John Connolly, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Glynn, Arlene Hunt.

12.45pm-1.30pm: lunch

1.30-3.30pm: Surprise Film Screening

3.45pm-5pm: ‘Crime Fiction and Contemporary Ireland’.
Panelists: Paul Charles, Declan Hughes, Gene Kerrigan, Brian McGilloway (chair), Niamh O’Connor, Louise Phillips.

Saturday 23 November, Closing Event
6pm (doors open 5.30), Exam Hall, Trinity College (€6 tickets)
‘An Evening With Michael Connelly’.

John Connolly will be interviewing Michael, who will be signing books, including his newest novel The Gods of Guilt, which will have its Irish launch at this event.

This event is taking place with the generous support of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University and several offices at Trinity College: The Long Room Hub, the Alumni Office, the School of English at Trinity College, the TCD Association and Trust.

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