This Red Line Reading programme will feature Dermot Bolger in conversation with Gerard Donovan, the programme also features a reading by Kevin Barry.
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.
Gerard Donovan grew up in Galway and has lived in America in recent years. He is best known for his novels, Schopenhauer’s Telescope (which was long listed for the Man Booker Prize, 2003 and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award in 2004), Doctor Salt and the best selling Julius Winsome, which has been published in many languages. Before publishing fiction he published three acclaimed poetry collections.
Kevin Barry was born in Limerick in 1969. His first collection of short stories, There Are Little Kingdoms, was published in 2007 and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. He has since adapted the book for stage in a production for Meridian Theatre Company. His short screenplay, ‘The Ballad Of Kid Kanturk’, has recently been filmed and his feature-length screenplay, ‘Memorabilia’, is being developed with the Irish Film Board. He is working on a novel and a second collection of short stories. He lives in County Sligo. Kevin Barry’s first novel, City of Bohane, was short listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013
Photograph of Gerard Donovan by Rob O’Connor