Droichead Online Book Club | The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan

  • 24th Feb
  • 11:30
  • Droichead Online

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Saturday 24th February
Droichead Arts Centre in association with Drogheda Library Service are delighted to announce a new online book club. A series of online book club sessions from January to June, facilitated by writer and curator Dani Gill. Titles will include Irish and international selections, from prize winning authors. The author of each book will join the group for a chat about the reading experience, in a special online setting.  We welcome all to these sessions, and we  hope to reach people who maybe are unable to attend live events at this time.  

Donal Ryan is an award-winning author from Nenagh, County Tipperary, whose work has been published in over twenty languages to major critical acclaim.The Spinning Heart won the Guardian First Book Award, the EU Prize for Literature (Ireland), and Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards; it was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was voted 'Irish Book of the Decade'. His fourth novel,From a Low and Quiet Sea, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018, and won the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature. His novel,Strange Flowers, was voted Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and was a number one bestseller. The Queen of Dirt Island was published by Transworld in 2022 and has been called ‘’a generous mosaic of a novel about the staying power of love and pride and history and family’’ by Colum McCann and’beautifully poised, sad, poetic and human’’ by Ian Rankin. Donal lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. He lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children just outside Limerick City.

This event will take place on Zoom. Once you book your ticket online, you will receive a confirmation. Then the day before the event, you will receive a further confirmation with a zoom link to the event. The event will  go live at 10.50am and the waiting room will be open until 11.10pm so please make sure you are on time. Any issues on the day, please email stockwell@droichead.com or call box office on 041 9833946.