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London Irish Literary Club: Annie Macmanus with Louise Kennedy and Elaine Feeney
What is it? A discussion with writers Louise Kennedy and Elaine Feeney curated and hosted by Annie Macmanus
When is it? Wednesday 27th September 2023. Doors open 19:15. Show starts 20:00
Where is it? London Irish Centre, McNamara Suite, Camden Square NW1 9XB
Curated and hosted by
Irish DJ and novelist Annie Macmanus and featuring exciting and prominent
Irish writers discussing and reading from their work, this is an evening
for those who are passionate about reading or writing! All are welcome!
Louise Kennedy grew up near Belfast. Trespasses is her first novel and is the winner of the British Book Awards Book of the Year for Debut
Fiction; the An Post Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year 2022; the Mckitterick Prize 2023; shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize
2022; An Observer Best Debut Novelist of 2022; a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and The Critics' Most-Picked Book of the Year. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac. She has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, and BBC Radio 4. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a chef for almost thirty years. She lives in Sligo, Ireland.
Elaine Feeney is a writer from the west of Ireland. Her 2020 debut novel, As You Were, was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and won the Kate O'Brien Award, the McKitterick Prize, and the Dalkey Festival Emerging Writer Award. Her most recent novel How to Build a
Boat, has been longlisted for
The Booker Prize 2023. Feeney has published three collections of poetry including The Radio Was Gospel and Rise, and her short story Sojourn was included in The Art of The Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories, edited by Sinéad Gleeson. Feeney lectures at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Annie Macmanus is an author, broadcaster and DJ. Over her 20 year career in the arts, she has created a far reaching cultural presence, rooted in quality, integrity, and authenticity.
She has written two novels, Mother Mother and The Mess We're In which both received critical acclaim. Her writing has featured in the Guardian, Irish Times, Stylist and Independent. She regularly publishes articles via her own blog.
In her podcast, ‘Changes with Annie Macmanus’, Annie chats to writers, artists and fascinating people from all walks of life about how they have navigated change in their lives.
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