Monday, 20 October 2014
DLR Library Voices 2014
Ian McEwan in Conversation with Declan Hughes
Few novelists encapsulate moral dilemmas in fiction as adroitly and eloquently as Ian McEwan. His novels dramatise situations of extreme ethical ambiguity which provoke in his characters and in his readers the need for nuanced responses. In his new novel, The Children Act, a leading High Court judge renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case in which a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Should a secular court overrule sincerely held faith when a life is at risk? The clash of religious beliefs and adult responsibility are delicately explored in this new novel by one of the finest writers currently working in English.
'As a novelist whose critical reputation translates directly into sales in the hundreds of thousands, Ian McEwan is virtually unique among his contemporaries. Part of McEwan's popularity with readers is his canny gift for tight and surprising plotting, and in the advance buzz around The Children Act, it's been widely reported that his 13th novel presents a reckoning with irresponsible religious belief - an anathema to an atheist like McEwan.' GQ Magazine
Tickets are still available for the final event with Mary Costello at the Pavilion Theater box office on (01) 231 2929 or at http://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/ian-mcewan-in-conversation-with-declan-hughes
Thanks to Ger Holland Photography
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
'WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT READING'
For book clubs and readers with Mary Burnham
21st of October in dlr LexIcon
dlr Libraries have organised a series of workshops for book lovers of all persuasions. Whether you read as a solitary pleasure or are part of a group of like-minded readers, this is designed to suit your needs. Mary Burnham, from Dubray Books, Dun Laoghaire, will be our host and she will take you on a literary journey of the delights to be found in a good book. Mary keeps a close eye on all the latest releases and specializes in matching reader and book for maximum enjoyment.
We will be recommending a book to go with each session, starting off with The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout. This novel paints a vivid picture of life in America around 1860 when young men and women ventured far and wide to claim some land for themselves and their families. Read and come to our first session in dlr LexIcon on the 21st October at 7pm.
Admission is free but booking is essential at 214 7970 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
DLR Library Voices Series presents;Rachel Joyce In Conversation with Nadine O’Regan. Tuesday 14th October at 8 pm
Meet Rachel Joyce, author of the two million-copy worldwide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, discussing the heartrending parallel story, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Joseph O'Neill in conversation with Sínead Gleeson at the Pavilion Theatre, 24th September 2014
Hot on the tails of dlr Mountains to Sea Book Festival we had Joseph O'Neill in conversation with Sínead Gleeson at the Pavilion Theatre, last night. This event kicked off our dlr Library Voices series for Autumn, featuring Rachel Joyce (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry), Ian McEwan and Mary Costello.
Joseph O’Neill’s brilliant last novel, 'Netherland' won the Kerry Fiction Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award and established the New York-based Irish writer in the first rank of international novelists. His first novel since then, 'The Dog' is led by a brilliantly entertaining anti-hero. A New York attorney accepts an old college buddy’s job offer in Dubai. Haunted by a failed relationship and hoping for a fresh start, he begins to suspect that he has exchanged one inferno for another. Imprisoned by his own reasoning and by the ethical demands of globalized life, he is fatefully drawn towards the only logical response to our confounding epoch
Tickets are still available for the three events featuring Rachel Joyce, Ian McEwan and Mary Costello at the Pavilion Theatre box office on (01) 231 2929
Thanks to Ger Holland Photography