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Christine Dwyer Hickey, Roddy Doyle and Kevin Barry at Dublin Book Festival

Dublin Book Festival presents Christine Dwyer Hickey, Roddy Doyle and Kevin Barry in conversation with Seán Rocks, with music from Uly. In partnership with RTÉ Radio 1 Arena Live Show, Seán Rocks is joined by author Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, and author of 2020 release, Love (his novel The Barrytown Trilogy was the 2015 Dublin One City One Book choice;  author and play-wright Kevin Barry, whose novel City of Bohane won the International Dublin Literary Award and who has just published his latest collection of short stories This Old Country Music; and acclaimed writer Christine Dwyer Hickey, whose latest novel, The Narrow Land, is the 2020 winner of the Walter Scott Prize and the inaugural winner of The Dalkey Literary Prize 2020. Christine’s 2004 novel, Tatty is this year’s Dublin One CIty One Book choice.


Dublin One City One Book at Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries celebrates Dublin One City One Book this November with three special events. All the events are online and are free. They must be booked in advance on 


Thursday 12th November at 7pm: Turning Books into Ideas. Christine Dwyer Hickey chats to Martina Devlin

Thursday 19th November at 7pm: Poetry, Childhood and Tatty with Eithne Hand, James Harpur and Liz Quirke. Curated by Rosamund Taylor.

Thursday 26th November at 7pm: Dublin as a Literary Location with Christine Dwyer Hickey, chaired by Martina Devlin

Thursday 10th December at 7pm: Growing Up in Late Twentieth Century Ireland

All booking details in our events section

Senior Times Podcast Interview with Christine Dwyer Hickey

In the latest episode of Senior Times podcast Mary Kennedy chats to Christine Dwyer Hickey about her books Tatty and The Narrow Land, how she was influenced by James Joyce, and how the wounds of her childhood come through in each of her books. Produced by Simon Murtagh.