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BIAF-Roddy Doyle

Published on: August 18, 2021

When:
October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
2021-10-26T19:00:00+01:00
2021-10-26T19:15:00+01:00
Cost:
£6-£7

Roddy Doyle

  • Tuesday 26 October
  • Black Box
  • 7.00pm
  • £7 / £6

Belfast favourite Roddy Doyle returns to the Festival to discuss his new book Life Without Children. Hot on the heels of his novels Smile and Love – praised as among the best of his career – Doyle’s latest work of fiction is a collection of stories written largely over the past year and inspired by life under lockdown.

 

Life Without Children looks at family, love, marriage and how they – and we – have been changed by recent events. Elements we have seen in the news over the last 18 months – people stuck away from home, families banned from funerals, health service workers bearing the emotional brunt – are given new life in Doyle’s characteristically witty and affecting style.

 

Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s best-loved and most garlanded writers. He is the author of novels for adults and children, short stories, plays and screenplays, and a winner of the PEN Ireland Award and the Booker Prize.

 

This event is hosted by Hugh Odling-Smee.

 

Part of IN-visible ID-entities 3, an on-going BIAF initiative encouraging cultural collaboration across the island and supported by the Government of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

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