The hunger for chillers, thrillers and crime writing knows no bounds and many of the hottest properties in the genre come from Ireland.
In the forthcoming Library Late series, leading writers will discuss their influences and backgrounds, how contemporary society is reflected in their work and if the boundaries between crime fiction and serious literary fiction are breaking down.
Thursday, 20 October 2011 at 8pm
An Evening of Ghost Stories with Dr Darryl Jones
Head of the School of English, Trinity College, Dublin and best-selling crime writer John Connolly, whose series of Charlie Parker novels has a strong supernatural dimension. Dr Jones’ definitive scholarly edition of the Collected Ghost Stories of MR James, the foremost writer of ghost stories in English, will be published by Oxford University Press in November 2011.
Thursday, 10 November 2011 at 8pm
Crime Novel: the New Social Novel?
Gene Kerrigan will talk about his work and how the crime novel is one of the best mirrors on contemporary society. As a journalist, he has covered politics, crime and scandals for over thirty years and his skills as a social commentator have established him as one of Ireland’s most gripping crime writers with a range of best-selling novels including The Little Criminals and Midnight Choir. He was Winner of the Ireland AM Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2010 for his book Dark Times in the City.
Thursday, 15 December 2011 at 8pm
Insights of the Female Crime Writer
Does the female writer of crime fiction have an edge over her male counterparts? This question and more will be discussed on Thursday, December 15th by a panel of writers including Alex Barclay author of Blood Runs Cold, Arlene Hunt author of recently published The Chosen and Declan Burke, a leading crime fiction writer who has also written on the very topic of how women address the crime narrative in a different way to men and author of the recently published Absolute Zero Cool.