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Dingle Lit: Dingle from a Distance
Delve into a world of books from your desktop with Dingle Lit taking place over the weekend of 19-22nd November. The literary festival has a wonderfully eclectic mix of authors and events for their 2020 programme, from Gabriel Byrne to Mary Kennedy, Cathy Kelly to Doireann Ní Ghríofa, cocktail making with Peaky Blinders and the celebrated Dingle Pie with Michelin-starred chef JP McMahon.
All events are free and will stream on www.dinglelit.ie .
The festival kicks off with actor Gabriel Byrne and his forthcoming memoir Walking with Ghosts as well as New York Times bestseller Brit Bennett and her novel exploring race and identity The Vanishing Half.
Nigerian author Abi Daré will be interviewed on her harrowing yet triumphant novel, The Girl with the Louding Voice, while Sarah Moss will discuss her darkly comic novel, Summerwater.
Irish authors being celebrated over Dingle Lit include Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Mary Kennedy, Cathy Kelly, Mary O’Donnell and Sara Baume, all contributing to a wonderful program.
Peter Geoghegan will discuss Democracy for Sale, Caelainn Hogan talks to the survivors of brutality of women in her book Republic of Shame, while Mark O’Connell will tell us how to survive the End, in discussing Notes from an Apocalypse.
A little sparkle and merriment will include cocktail making with the Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book and cookery with Michelin-starred chef JP McMahon and his book, The Irish Cookbook.
To pre-register for events and for full festival line up, see www.dinglelit.ie
november 19 (Thursday) - 22 (Sunday)