THE CORONAVIRUS has placed massive restrictions on our work, movement, and socialising, but we can still look forward to the Cúirt literary festival at the end of April, and in the meantime catch up on some reading.
Festival sponsor, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, remains open for business on Middle Street. It is also offering to take orders either over the phone or by email and to post books to those who are staying home. For more information, call 091 - 561766 or email [email protected].
The Cúirt 2020 Reading List
The Cúirt Reading List highlights the latests books from authors and poets coming to the festival, which runs from April 20 - 25. We haver also included the dates they are reading at the festival.
Actress by Anne Enright (Anne will read at Town Hall Theatre, April 24 ); In Nearby Bushes by Kei Miller (Town Hall, April 24 ); The Book of Traps and Lessons by Kate Tempest (Town Hall, April 25 ); Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame by Alan McMonagle [pictured above] and The River Capture by Mary Costello (joint reading, Town Hall, April 24 ); The Fire Starters by Jan Carson and Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry (joint reading, Town Hall, April 25 ); Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride (An Taibhdhearc, April 21 ); To The Lake by Kapka Kassabova and The Summer Isles by Philip Marsden (joint reading, Town Hall, April 23 ); Correspondences (The Stinging Fly ); Sandettie Light Vessell Automatic by Simon Armitage (Town Hall, April 22 ); and fifty poems by Michael Gorman and Mercy by Roisín Kelly (joint reading, Town Hall, April 25 ).
The following books will be published in the coming weeks: A Ghost In The Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa and handiwork by Sara Baume [pictured above] (joint reading, Town Hall, April 25 ); As You Were by Elaine Feeney (An Taibhdhearc, April 25 ); and In The Lateness Of The World by Carolyn Forché (Town Hall, April 24 ).
For more information see www.cuirt.ie