Irsk litteraturfestival i Oslo 14.-15. mars

fredag 14. mars 2014, kl. 17:30

Sal: Nedjma

Arrangør: Irrgrønn

Inngang: Gratis

Samme helg som St. Patrick’s Day feires i byen, blir det festival med ny irsk litteratur på Litteraturhuset. Kjente irske forfattere kommer for å snakke om og lese fra bøkene sine og diskutere sine arbeider med norske forfatterkollegaer. Festivalen har også eget barneprogram. Den irske illustratøren og barnebokforfatteren Chris Judge holder tegneworkshop for fire- til åtteåringene. Det blir også visning av film av Oliver Jeffers. Jeffers er prisvinnende forfatter av bl.a. Mistet og funnet og Opp og ned.

Festivalen er delvis finansiert av den irske ambassaden, og alle arrangementer er gratis. Se her for oppdatert festivalprogram. Arrangementene foregår på engelsk.

Programme Friday:
kl 17.30 Festival Opening Litteraturhuset
kl 18.30  Aifric Campbell and Belinda Mc Keon Readings & Conversation with John Kelly
kl 19.30  Paul Lynch and Donal Ryan Readings & Conversation with John Kelly

Aifric Campbell
Aifric Campbell spent thirteen years as investment banker at Morgan Stanley where she became the first woman managing director on the London trading floor. Her third novel, On the Floor, is set in the financial markets and was longlisted for the International Orange Prize 2012. Previous novels are The Loss Adjustor and The Semantics of Murder. Her short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the Irish Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Independent and Esquire. She holds a PhD in Critical & Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and teaches at Imperial College, London.

Paul Lynch
Paul Lynch is the author of the critically acclaimed Irish novel Red sky in morning and has been hailed as a major new talent by authors such as Sebastian Barry, Colum McCann and Daniel Woodrell.

After a six-publisher bidding war, his debut novel Red sky in morning was published to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2013. It was an Book of the Month, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, a Huffington Post book of the week and The Daily Beast’s Hot Read. It was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, where Lynch was hailed as “a lapidary young master”. It was also a book of the year in The Irish Times and The Irish Independent.

His second novel The black snow will be published on 6 March by Quercus in the UK and Ireland, and by Little, Brown in the US in the winter of 2014. Red sky in morning  will be will be published in French translation next April by Albin Michel.

Paul was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Donegal, and is now living in Dublin. He was the chief film critic of Ireland’s Sunday Tribune newspaper from 2007 to 2011, when the newspaper folded. He has written regularly for many Irish newspapers and has written regularly for The Sunday Times on film.Colum McCann says Paul Lynch has “a sensational gift for a sentence”, while Red Sky in Morning has been hailed as a “masterpiece” by Sebastian Barry, “classic storytelling” by legendary US writer Daniel Woodrell, and a “wonderful achievement” by The Sunday Times.

John Kelly
John Kelly is a novelist and Ireland’s best loved arts broadcaster. His published works include The Little Hammer and Sophisticated Boom Boom. His short stories have appeared in The Stinging Fly and various anthologies. A radio play The Pipes was broadcast in 2013 by RTE, the Irish National Broadcaster. His novel From Out of the City will be published by Dalkey Archive in March 2014.
‘John Kelly is an immensely gifted writer – he can do things with the spoken language that are rare to behold and behear.’ Tom Paulin

Belinda McKeon
Belinda McKeon was born in Ireland and now lives in New York. She is the author of one novel, Solace (Picador), which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was named Irish Book of the Year 2011. She teaches at Barnard College and also works as an arts journalist, publishing in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Paris Review and elsewhere. Her second novel is due for publication in 2015.

Donal Ryan
Longlisted til Man Booker Prize for Fiction i 2013 for The Spinning Heart. Longlisted til The Guardian First Book Award.

FOTO: Aifric Campbell