Sunday, October 24. @ 18:00
Two striking takes on family life, told with humour and affection.
Séamas O’Reilly’s Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a memoir about how the author and his ten siblings – not forgetting their father – survived following the death of their mother when Séamas was five, all set against the backdrop of Northern Ireland in the 1990s. It was called “hilarious, tender, absurd, delightful and charming” by Nina Stibbe. Séamas O’Reilly is a writer for The Observer, The Irish Times, The New Statesman and others.
Lucy Mangan’s Are We Having Fun Yet? is her debut novel following a string of successful non-fiction books. Inspired by E. M. Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady, Are We Having Fun Yet? takes a hilarious (and terrified) look at modern family life, incorporating the madness of parents, friends, bosses and nemeses. It has been called “enormously uplifting, funny and witty and wry” by Marian Keyes. Lucy Mangan is the Guardian’s television critic and the author of four previous books.
Hosted by Marie-Louise Muir
Part of IN-visible ID-entities 3, an on-going BIAF initiative encouraging cultural collaboration across the island and supported by the Government of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.