BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Creating memories and bespoke ceremonies
DNLF – Contemporary Voices – Sunday 3rd October, 3pm – Tickets: €10.00
Venue: Nenagh Arts Centre
PLEASE NOTE: Vaccination Passports & Identification will be required to attend this event.
Tipperary born Eimear Ryan and Louise Nealon in conversation with Edel Coffey.
Holding Her Breath is Eimear Ryan‘s dazzling, page-turning story of passion, family and identity. When Beth Crowe starts university, she is shadowed by the ghost of her potential as a competitive swimmer. Free to create a fresh identity for herself, she finds herself among people who adore the poetry of her grandfather, Benjamin Crowe, who died tragically before she was born. She embarks on a secret relationship – and on a quest to discover the truth about Benjamin and his widow, her beloved grandmother Lydia. The quest brings her into an archive that no scholar has ever seen, and to a person who knows things about her family that nobody else knows.
Louise Nealon’s debut ‘coming of age’ story, Snowflake, follows a young woman’s transition from a dairy farm in rural Kildare to the decidedly urban and relentlessly urbane surroundings of Trinity College
in Dublin. Normally applied condescendingly by Baby Boomers to millennials the term ‘snowflake’, according to the book’s blurb, refers
to someone who is ‘sensitive, complicated, intense, flawed’.
Two of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary novelists demonstrate an Irish literary life in rude good health. Not to be missed!