Joseph O’Connor in conversation with Rachael English
Clare County Library in conjunction with Creative Ireland is inviting reading enthusiasts to the second annual free Readers Day event, the theme of which is ‘Historical Fiction’.
Shannon Library will host author and playwright Joseph O’Connor in conversation with broadcaster and writer Rachael English on Thursday 7 November at 7.00pm.
O’Connor will read from his most recent novel Shadowplay, based on the life of Bram Stoker, and will then discuss the inspiration and research that goes into writing historical fiction.
The Dubliner, who is currently McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, is the author of 18 books, as well as stage plays and hundreds of radio diaries.
Though born in England, Rachael English grew up in Shannon, Co. Clare. Her first novel, Going Back, was shortlisted for the most-promising new-comer award at the 2013 Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards. Her third novel, The American Girl, reached number one on the Irish paperback best sellers list. Her other novels are Each and Every One, The Night of the Party and The Paper Bracelet.
To book and for further details please contact Shannon Library on 061-364266.