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Growing up in Late Twentieth Century Ireland

What can we learn about growing up in Ireland from the Dublin One City One Book for 2020, Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey?

An online panel discussion of how this novel reflects the history of Irish childhood in the 1960s and 1970s. To provide context, Dr Carole Holohan (TCD) will explore Irish youth in the long 1960s while Dr Ruth McManus (DCU) will discuss housing families in suburban Dublin. Dr Marnie Hay (DCU) will consider how the novel provides insight into Irish childhood in the late twentieth century. Hosted by Dr Beatrice Scutaru (MU), the session is an initiative of the Museum of Childhood Ireland and DLR Libraries. This was originally broadcast as a webinar on the 7th December 2020. The live Q&A session from that webinar has not been included in this recording.


Dublin as a Literary Location with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey chats to Martina Devlin about Dublin as a literary location. They talk about Christine’s own work as well as previous Dublin One City One Book titles. This Dublin One City One Book event was organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries.


Turning Ideas into Books with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries present a Dublin One City One Book event with Christine Dwyer Hickey & Martina Devlin

Christine Dwyer Hickey as she discusses the inspiration and research behind Tatty and her most recent novel, The Narrow Land with author and journalist Martina Devlin in this online event.

Tatty was this year’s choice for the Dublin: One City One Book initiative organised annually by Dublin City Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. The Narrow Land was winner of the 2020 Walter Scott Prize and also the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award.