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Event: Liz Nugent and Louise McSharry in Cahoots with Rob Doyle
Date: Friday, 13th October
Time: 8pm
Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre

One of two Writers in Residence recently appointed by Kildare County Council and Maynooth University, Rob Doyle, will get up close and personal with two of the most popular  writers and personalities working in Ireland today, Liz Nugent and Louise McSharry.

Louise McSharry is a radio broadcaster, journalist, and author of Fat Chance. Louise was born in Dublin and grew up in Chicago before returning to Ireland when she was sixteen. She presents the new music show, The Louise McSharry Show, on RTE 2FM and regularly contributes to publications such as The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, ThePool.co.uk and DailyEdge.ie.

Liz Nugent is an award-winning writer of radio and TV drama. Her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was published in 2014 and went straight to the top of the bestsellers list. It also won the Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, was published in July 2016 and also went straight to number 1. It won the RTE Radio Listener’s Choice prize at the Irish Book Awards and was shortlisted for Crime Novel of the Year.  Lying in Wait was also chosen for the hugely popular Richard & Judy Bookclub Spring 2017 list and won the Reader’s Choice award for that season. Liz’s third novel, Skin Deep, will be published in the UK and Ireland in March 2018

Rob Doyle’s debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, was selected as one of Hot Press magazine’s 20 Greatest Irish Novels from 1916-2016. His second book, This Is the Ritual, was a book of the year in the New Statesman, Irish Times and Sunday Times. The Sunday Independent called it ‘a masterstroke in experimental short fiction brimming with ideas, vulgarity and intelligence.’ Doyle’s writing has been published widely, in the Guardian, Vice, BBC World Service, Observer, Dublin Review, Irish Times and elsewhere. He is the editor of the Dalkey Archive’s Anthology of Irish Literature to be published later this year.

 

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