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A Future of Violence: Karen Joy Fowler

24 May 2022
Merrion Square W, Dublin 2, D02 K303

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Date: 24 May 2022
Time: 18:00
Venue: Merrion Square Park (Le Fanu)
Location: Merrion Square W, Dublin 2, D02 K303
Organiser: International Literature Festival Dublin, brought to you by Dublin City Council, with kind support by the Arts Council
Fee: €12/10
Contact details: info@ilfdublin.com
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Event description

One of the warmest, wittiest voices in fiction gets very serious on what ails modern America – by going back in time.

Conceived in a moment of despair about America’s inability to effect gun control, Karen Joy Fowler’s latest novel Booth focuses on an historically infamous family, whose eldest son would change the course of America’s destiny. These are the Booths, the family who raised Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, tearing themselves and their country apart in the process. Always proactive and endlessly entertaining, this a writer not to be missed!

A New York Times-bestselling author, Karen Joy Fowler has written three short-story collections and seven novels, of which We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.

Karen will be in conversation with writer and critic Anna Carey.

‘Booth is both highly relevant to modern life and a fully realised piece of fiction… I can’t praise it highly enough’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

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