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Friday 12th of October / 8pm / Riverbank Arts Centre

Local to Kildare and Carlow, book chart topping authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen join fellow journalist and bestselling author Eithne Shortall for a conversation about the transition from journalism to fiction and the process of writing second and third novels and much, much more.

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen are former flatmates who co-wrote 2017’s breakout fiction hit, Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling. With extensive careers in journalism under their belts, they now write full-time. They are currently working with Element Pictures to bring their first novel to the silver screen and have already started plotting about what might happen to Aisling in book number three. Book number two The Importance of Being Aisling: Country Roads, Take Her Home will be released in September 2018.

Eithne Shortall is the author of bestselling novels Love in Row 27 and Grace After Henry. Love in Row 27 was published in June 2017 and has sold into 11 territories and been translated into nine languages. Her second novel, Grace After Henry, was published in May and will be released in the United States in March 2019. Grace After Henry is nominated for Best Page Turner in Britain’s Big Book Awards. Eithne is also the chief arts writer with the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper and a regular contributor to RTÉ Radio. She has lived in London, France and America, and currently resides in Dublin.

Photo of Eithne ShortallPhoto of Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen