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EUNIC Ireland's European Book Club

EUNIC Ireland's European Book Club

Tours and Talks

EUNIC Ireland's European Book Club

Award winning author Kevin Barry
Moderated by Zbyszek Zalinski

About the Event
EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) Ireland's European Book Club is a series of monthly discussions on a bestselling novel and runs from March to December with a live discussion with the author of the selected novel. 
The penultimate European Book Club in this series will be hosted by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, moderated by Zbyszek Zalinski, and focuses on the award winning author Kevin Barry and his novel Night Boat to Tangier (2019).

About the Book
Night Boat to Tangier (2019), a novel by Irish author Kevin Barry, follows two aging Irish gangsters—Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond—as they loiter at a ferry terminal in Algeciras, Spain, hoping to encounter Maurice’s estranged daughter, Dilly. Against this present-day backdrop, Barry unfurls the story of the two men’s life of crime and the collapse of Maurice’s family. Best known for his 2013 debut, City of Bohane, which won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Barry has also won the Goldsmiths Prize (2015).

About the Author
Kevin Barry is an Irish writer from Limerick. He is the author of three collections of short stories and three novels. City of Bohane was the winner of the 2013 International Dublin Literary Award. Beatlebone won the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize and is one of seven books by Irish authors nominated for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual literary fiction prize for books published in English. His 2019 novel Night Boat to Tangier was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. Barry is also an editor of Winter Papers, an arts and culture annual.

Further Information
EUNIC Ireland’s European Book Club is supported by the EUNIC organizations in Ireland. The purpose of EUNIC is to create a lasting partnership and network between the participating institutions in order to enhance and promote cultural diversity and understanding between European societies, as well as to strengthen international dialogue and cooperation with countries outside Europe. For further details on EUNIC Ireland please visit our Facebook page: .

Presented by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and EUNIC Ireland

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Thursday 30 Nov 2023
The Studio

This is a free ticketed event, however, spaces are limited so early booking is advised.

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