Archive : Literary Programme 2014

Nick Laird and Richard Skinner Reading

Nick Laird and Richard Skinner Reading
(Presented by Mary Jane Holmes)

Nick Laird
Richard Skinner

Bantry Library

Tue 8 July



Join these two acclaimed authors as they read from their latest books, Go Giants and The Mirror, in a prose and poetry event

Nick Laird is a multi award-winning poet, novelist and critic and one of the ‘new generation’ of Northern Irish writers. He has lived in London, Warsaw and Rome and worked as an international litigator, but left to write full time. He is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and has published two novels, Utterly Monkey and Glovers Mistake and three collections of poetry including Go Giants. His awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

Richard Skinner is the author of three acclaimed novels and his poetry has been widely published. `His novel The Red Dancer has been translated into seven languages while his latest, The Mirror, consists of two short novels including  The Velvet Gentleman, a translation of which was shortlisted in France for the Prix Livres & Musiques.