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Tim Parks and
Mike McCormack

Chaired by Rob Doyle


Date: Saturday March 25th
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 11am
Cost: €12 / €10 Concession
Age: Adults
 

In Extremis is Tim Park's coruscatingly funny novel about a troubled man visiting his dying mother's bedside and confronting both his family and himself: it’s also one of the funniest, novels about death and family you will ever read. As one reviewer remarked 'This is what a novel should be - gutsy, moving, funny, tragic, true – and with a syntax to die for. Tim Parks is in a league of his own.'

Tim Parks is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and Llewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Once a year, on All Souls’ Day, it is said in Ireland that the dead may return. Solar Bones is the story of one such visit. McCormack’s ambitious and other-worldly novel plays with form and defies convention. A beautiful and haunting elegy, this story of order and chaos, love and loss captures how minor decisions ripple into waves and test our integrity every day.

Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from Mayo. His latest novel Solar Bones won The Goldsmiths Prize and the Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2016.

Rob Doyle is a novelist, short story writer and essayist.

Tim Parks and
Mike McCormack