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Event: Writing Hidden Worlds:  Peter Murphy and Lisa Harding in Conversation
Date: Saturday, 14th October
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30 pm
Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre

Peter Murphy is a writer and spoken word performer. He is the author of two novels, John the Revelator (2009) and Shall We Gather at the River (2013), published by Faber & Faber in Ireland and the UK, and by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US and Canada. His fiction has been translated and published in Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Holland, Germany, Serbia, Romania and the Commonwealth countries, and nominated for the Costa, the Kerry Group Fiction Prize and the IMPAC. Peter’s non-fiction has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, the Irish Times, Hot Press and Huffington Post. He has released two albums with the Revelator Orchestra, The Sounds of John the Revelator and The Brotherhood of the Flood. For ten years he was a regular panellist on RTE’s arts review show The View with John Kelly, and was also a presenter on RTE’s The Works. He is currently preparing to record his first album under the name Cursed Murphy, and is at work on his third book.

Lisa Harding is an actress, playwright and novelist. She completed an MPhil in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Short stories have been published in the Dublin Review, Headstuff and Bath Short Story Anthology. Plays have been performed at the Project Theatre, Theatre 503 and Battersea Arts Centre. Harvesting is her first novel.


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