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Abdulai Sila appears at the Macondo Literary Festival on the 1st October 2022

Abdulai Sila the author of the novel The Ultimate Tragedy (Dedalus £9.99) is appearing at the Macondo Literary Festival at the Kenyan National Theatre on Saturday 1st October 2022.

Eoghan Smith Event at the Kildare Readers Festival on 6th October

Eoghan Smith will be interviewed by Lynn Buckle at the Kildare Readers Festival on Thursday 6th of October at 7pm in Maynooth Library.

Eoghan Smith’s new novel A Provincial Death (Dedalus, 2022) has been described as lyrical and blackly comic. It opens with its protagonist clinging to a rock alone in the Irish Sea with no memory of how he got there. What follows is a meditation on solitude and perseverance and the capacity of human beings to endure catastrophe. Eoghan will discuss A Provincial Death and his writing career to date with Lynn Buckle.

To book tickets www.tickettailor.com/events/kildarereadersfestival/729535

Dedalus Event at the Bray Festival on 1st October 2022

Dedalus' Irish authors Dara Kavanagh and Eoghan Smith will be talking about their work and reading from their latest books as well as reading from Brian Keogh's novel Le Fanu's Angel while Dedalus publisher Eric Lane will talk about the forty-year history of Dedalus Publishers, named after James Joyce's alter ego Stephen Dedalus.

The event takes place at Bray Town Hall at 16.00-17.00 on Saturday 1st October 2022.

'Eoghan Smith's A Provincial Death is seriously Irish — and Irishly serious: the ridiculousness of Smyth’s predicament doesn’t stop its being terrifying. For all its formal adventurousness and linguistic playfulness, this is a novel "about" what makes us human.' Andrew Deacon in The Irish Literary Supplement.

Prague 1938 by Dara Kavanagh. 'As well as enjoying the clever structure, I was impressed by how well researched this story turned out to be. Every detail of the world of the characters rings true. And while the historical aspects are interesting, what I especially enjoyed is how the novel is full of echoes of 20th century European culture.'Fionnuala Mc Mmanamon in Books Ireland Magazine