This event brings together a pair of fantastically impressive Irish debuts introduced by Peggy Hughes of Literary Dundee.
Honest, moving and human, Rory Gleeson’s Rockadoon Shore is a novel about friendship and youth, about missed opportunities and lost love, and about the realities of growing up and growing old in modern-day Ireland. Highly energetic and tensely humorous, it heralds a new and exciting voice in contemporary Irish fiction.
In EM Reapy’s Red Dirt, three young Irish migrants flee the collapse of their country's economy. In the heat and endless spaces of Australia they try to escape their past, but impulsive cruelty, shame and guilt drag them down, and it is easy to make terrible choices.
18.15-19.15, £6. More info and booking here.
Michael and Anne Heseltine will be talking about their book, Thenford: The Creation on an English Garden at the Oxford Literary Festival on Thursday 30th March at 6pm. More information here: http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/authors/2017/michael-heseltine