|Date:||Friday March 24th|
|Cost:||€10 / €8 Concession|
Three debut novels, three portraits of young Irish men and women struggling into adulthood in their own different ways, wrestling with the constraints of their inhibiting social background, yet hell-bent on self-realisation whatever the cost. Classic versions of the bildungsroman from three remarkable, refreshing new voices in Irish fiction.
Karl Geary was born in Dublin, and moved to New York City aged 16. He has worked as a script writer (Coney Island Baby), and an actor (Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, and Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall). He is one of the co-founders of Brooklyn music venue Sin-é. Montpelier Parade is his first novel.
Another talented scion of the Gleeson clan, Rory Gleeson was born in Dublin in 1989. He has a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. He lives in Toronto. Rockadoon Shore is his debut novel.
Ciarán McMenamin was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in 1975. A graduate of the RSAMD, he has worked extensively for the past twenty years as an actor in film, television and theatre. He lives to fish. Skintown is his first novel.
Martin Doyle is Assistant Literary Editor of The Irish Times.