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Irish Crime Fiction

Friday, November 22, 2013 – Saturday, November 23, 2013

at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin and Glucksman Ireland House, New York University are holding a festival devoted to Irish crime fiction, featuring more than a dozen of the most exciting Irish and Irish-American crime novelists. This will be a memorable weekend, devoted to a key genre of contemporary Irish writing, so please make plans to join us.

We are particularly pleased to announce that our weekend will conclude with a major event: for the Irish launch of his newest novel, The Gods of Guilt (Orion Books, November 2013), Michael Connelly will be interviewed by John Connolly. After the interview, and questions from the audience, Michael will be signing books, which will be for sale on the evening.

Books by all of the authors will be available for purchase at the festival throughout the weekend.

Tickets for "An Evening with Michael Connelly" are €6 (inc. fees), and tickets for Friday evening and Saturday daytime events are free. Tickets for all of the festival events are available here.

Friday 22 November (free tickets)

Long Room Hub, Trinity College

  • 7.00pm-8.30pm: 'A Short Introduction to Crime Fiction: Why We Write It, How We Write It, and Why We Read It', featuring Trinity College alumni

    Panelists: Jane Casey, John Connolly, Alan Glynn, Declan Hughes, and Eoin McNamee

Saturday 23 November (free tickets for daytime events)

Long Room Hub, Trinity College

  • 10.00am-11.15am: 'Historical Crime Fiction'

    Panelists: Conor Brady, Kevin McCarthy, Eoin McNamee (chair), Stuart Neville, and Michael Russell

  • 11.30am-12.45am: 'Irish Crime Fiction Abroad'

    Panelists: Declan Burke (chair), Jane Casey, John Connolly, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Glynn, Arlene Hunt

  • 12.45pm-1.30pm: lunch
  • 1.30-3.30pm: Surprise Film Screening

  • 3.45pm-5pm: 'Crime Fiction and Contemporary Ireland'

    Panelists: Paul Charles, Declan Hughes, Gene Kerrigan, Brian McGilloway (chair), Niamh O'Connor, Louise Phillips


Saturday 23 November, Closing Event

6pm (doors open 5.30), Exam Hall, Trinity College (€6 tickets)

"An Evening With Michael Connelly"

John Connolly will be interviewing Michael, who will be signing books, including his newest novel The Gods of Guilt, which will have its Irish launch at this event.

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