A window on Greek Myths in Snowflake
Jessica Doyle, UCD school of classics presents a short introduction to the Greeks and their myths in this talk including myths featured in the novel.
Dr Jessica Doyle graduated with a PhD in Classics from UCD in 2016 and also holds an MA in Classical Studies and an MA in Archaeology, both from UCD. Before that, she graduated with a BA in English Literature and Ancient History & Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin in 2003. Jessica has taught various Classical Studies-related subjects for UCD, UCC, the Open University, and NUI Maynooth and is passionate about bringing all things classical to a wide audience.
Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road
April 25 at 6:30 pm
Reading and book signing with Louise Nealon
Come down to Marrowbone Books in Dublin’s Liberties to hear Louise read a short excerpt from Snowflake with a signing afterwards. Marrowbone Books is The Yellow Bookstore which features in the novel.
Snowflake: One Dublin One Book 2024
Snowflake is a startling, honest, laugh and cry novel about growing up and leaving home, only to find that you’ve taken it with you. Debbie White is at the heart of this novel as she struggles to cope with the weirdest, most difficult parts of herself, her family and her small life. But the fierce love of the White family is never in doubt, and Debbie discovers that even the oddest of families are places of safety. Snowflake is a novel for a generation, and for everyone who’s taken those first, terrifying steps towards adulthood. The One Dublin One Book edition is published by Manilla Press (an imprint of Bonnier Books, UK).
The Author: Louise Nealon
Louise Nealon is a writer from County Kildare. She has a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. In 2017, she won the Cork International Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, Snowflake was released in May 2021, and won Newcomer of the Year at the An Post Book Awards. Snowflake has been translated into several languages including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovakian and Chinese. Her short story ‘What Feminism Is,’ is currently being adapted into a short film by Pure Divilment Pictures. Louise is currently working on her second novel.
Marrowbone Books, 78 The Coombe
April 27 at 1:00 pm
Booking not necessary
Wild Swimming in Ireland
Wild Swimming in Ireland with Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge
Sea swimming is an important theme of Louise Nealon’s book Snowflake. Join authors Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge as they talk about the joys of wild swimming and their forthcoming book The Complete Book of Wild Swimming in Ireland: 200 Swim Spots in Beaches, Lakes and Rivers.
Maureen McCoy, from Hillsborough, County Down, is an award-winning open-water swimmer, having swum in the sea, loughs and rock pools with her brothers since she was a small child. In 2009, just after her fortieth birthday, she fulfilled her childhood ambition to swim the English Channel. Maureen enjoys outdoor swimming throughout the year and always keeps a swimsuit in her car – just in case.
Paul McCambridge has been a photographer for over twenty-five years. He has exhibited his work nationally and has won many awards over the years. He lives in Banbridge, County Down, and sees swimming outdoors as therapy and a way to reinvigorate the body.
Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght
April 30 at 6:30 pm