This Red Line Reading programme will feature Dermot Bolger in conversation with Ferdia Mac Anna, who will read from his novel The Rocky Years. Also on this programme Dermot Bolger recites two of his own poems, from his poetry collection – The Venice Suite.
Red Line Readings is in partnership with South Dublin Libraries’ Red Line Book Festival. Red Line Readings was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Ferdia Mac Anna toured Ireland as lead singer and songwriter with Rocky De Valera and the Gravediggers, and later, The Rhythm Kings, before going on to write his ground-breaking memoir of surviving cancer, Bald Head, and three acclaimed novels – the first of which, The Last of the High Kings, which is being reissued in New Island’s “Irish Classic Irish Fiction” series. He will read from his acclaimed memoir, The Rocky Years.
Photograph of Ferdia Mac Anna by Rob O’Connor