The Years That Followed launch in Northern Ireland

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The Years That Followed launch: events in Northern Ireland.

The Years That Followed launch CarrickfergusI am delighted to accept the invitation from Northern Ireland Libraries to launch my tenth novel, The Years That Followed at Carrickfergus Library on the 14th March next.

My first visit to Carrickfergus Library last November was a lovely event – readers turned out in their droves despite the punishing weather. Let’s hope for more clement conditions this time…

The evening event takes place at 7 pm and is free and open to all – just call to book your place!

On the 15th March, I’ll pay a visit to Ballyclare Library to meet the Book Club there and I’m looking forward to meeting all the avid readers who congregate regularly in the library to share their enjoyment of stories.

And finally, on the evening of March 16th, I’ll be visiting the much-loved independent Belfast bookshop, No Alibis where no doubt we’ll have another lively evening.


The Years That Followed launch No Alibis BelfastI’m particularly delighted to be taking part in these events in Northern Ireland.

This year, 2016, sees a very welcome development of closer cultural ties between the North and the South of Ireland – and the libraries in both parts of this island must take a lot of the credit for that.

Fallen by Lia Mills is the choice of both Dublin and Belfast for the new ‘Two Cities One Book’ initiative.

Watch this blog for further updates about a wide range of literary events during the April celebrations for ‘Two Cities One Book’ – there will be something for everyone throughout that packed and lively month.

I’m already planning my month around talks that will explore art and the role of women, exhibitions and films about fashion and music, and readings and discussions about topics as diverse as social justice and the history of labour.

And – in April the nights will be getting brighter, so there’s no excuse for being a couch potato!


The Years That Followed launch: join the conversation

You can find all about #theyearsthatfollowed (yes: feel free to use the hashtag!) here.

Exciting, elegant, urgent, true – Catherine Dunne’s writing is all of these things, and a lot more. She really is one of Ireland’s best novelists.

Roddy Doyle

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