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Bernard MacLaverty at the Irish Literary Society

The annual ILS / St Mary’s University, Centre for Irish Studies lecture will this year feature the great Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty in conversation with Dr Richard Mills.


MacLaverty is the author of the novels Lamb (1980); Cal (1983); Grace Notes (1997); and The Anatomy School (2001), set in Belfast in the late 1960s. Both Lamb and Cal have been made into major films for which he wrote the screenplays, and he has written various versions of his fiction for radio, television and screen. Grace Notes was awarded the 1997 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award and shortlisted for many other major prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread Novel Award.

His books of short stories are Secrets & Other Stories (1977); A Time to Dance & Other Stories (1982); The Great Profundo & Other Stories (1987); Walking the Dog & Other Stories (1994), Matters of Life & Death (2006) and most recently published his Collected Stories (2013). He has also written 2 books for young children: A Man in Search of a Pet (1978), which he also illustrated; and Andrew McAndrew (1988).

In 2003, he wrote and directed a short film, Bye-Child, after a poem by Seamus Heaney, which was nominated for a BAFTA (Best Short Film Award) and won a BAFTA Scotland (Best First Director Award).


Speaker(s):

Bernard MacLaverty | talks
Dr Richard Mills | talks

 

Date and Time:

25 April 2016 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Irish Literary Society
Bloomsbury Hotel
16-22 Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3NN
07906435121
http://www.irishlitsoc.org

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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

http://irishlitsoc.org/event/bernard-maclaverty-25-april/

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