|Date:||Friday March 24th|
|Venue:||dlr LexIcon, Level 4|
|Cost:||€10 / €8 Concession|
Women's fiction is often granted a separate room of its own, an arrangement which may please or irritate depending on your viewpoint. We hear a lot about men choosing not to read fiction by women writers, ostensibly because women write differently; but do they, and if so in what ways? Hear these Irish women novelists discuss how their work relates to questions of marriage, sisterhood, oppression and freedom.
Michèle Forbes' debut novel, Ghost Moth, was published to critical acclaim in 2014, was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and was chosen for the Waterstones Book Club. Her new novel is Edith & Oliver.
Lisa Carey is the author of The Stolen Child and three previous novels, The Mermaids Singing, In the Country of the Young, and Love in the Asylum. She lived in Ireland for five years and now resides in Portland, Maine, with her husband and their son.
Raised in Dalkey, Yvonne Cassidy is the New York-based writer of four novels, the most recent of which is I'm Right Here. She teaches creative writing and has developed writing programmes for homeless and other marginalized writers.
Mia Gallagher is a novelist of distinction whose most recent novel was Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland.