FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER

In this programme Festival Director Vincent Woods is joined by Kerri Ní Dochartaigh who reads from her work and discuss her experience of growing up in Northern Ireland and making a home and new life in Mayo; Rita Ann Higgins reads from her most recent book "Pathogens Love a Patsy", which dissects the last 18 months of life in Ireland during the Covid-19 crisis with her trademark wit and insight; while novelist Eoin McNamee, author of a series of remarkable works set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland‘, reads from a work-in-progress and previews the themes for The John McGahern Memorial Lecture which he will deliver to a public audience in Carrick-on-Shannon later this year.