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.