Archive : Literary Programme 2014

An Evening with Blake Morrison & Hugo Hamilton

An Evening with Blake Morrison & Hugo Hamilton
(Presented by Paula Shields)

Hugo Hamilton
Blake Morrison


Thu 10 July



Join Blake Morrison and Hugo Hamilton for an intriguing evening event as they read from their work and discuss memoir and memory, fact and fiction with Paula Shields of RTÉ’s The Works.

Blake Morrison is best known for his multi-award winning memoir, And When Did You Last See Your Father? which was made into a feature film. Formerly Literary Editor of The Guardian and Independent  on Sunday, he is now Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. He has also written poetry, fiction (novels include South of the River and The Last Weekend, adapted for television), literary criticism and libretti. His latest collection of poems is A Discoverie of Witches.

Hugo Hamilton’s new novel Every Single Minute is a moving, fictional account of the final journey to Berlin which the author made with fellow Irish writer Nuala O Faolain.  He is the author of two memoirs, eight novels and a collection of short stories. His book, The Speckled People, a unique, German-Irish memoir of growing up in Dublin in a ‘language war’, with an Irish-speaking father and German-speaking mother, was hailed an ‘instant  classic’  by Colum McCann. It won the prestigious Prix Femina Etranger and Berto Prize