It’s Day 2 of International Literature Festival Dublin highlights and today it’s the turn of Kathleen MacMahon who told us what she’s most looking forward to:  

– Jon Ronson in conversation – my new novel The Long Hot Summer (out 21 May) features a politician who finds himself at the centre of a social media storm, so I’ll be fascinated to hear Jon Ronson’s take on politics and social media.

Dermot Bolger and Christine Dwyer Hickey in conversation – I’m also looking forward to seeing these two authors in action. They’re both authors of books I have absolutely loved. 

Deirdre Madden, Eoin McNamee & Selina Guinness: Irish Short Stories – I’m a huge fan of Eoin McNamee so I will interested in hearing him talk short stories with Deirdre Madden and Selina Guinness.

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Kathleen is one of the panelists at our Second Book Syndrome event which takes place on Thursday 21 May. Broadcaster Pat Kenny will be interviewing Kathleen, along with Donal Ryan and Liz McManus about the challenges of writing that second novel. 

Click on the link for more information and booking details on Second Book Syndrome – a must for readers and writers!


Kathleen MacMahon ILFD    Second Book Syndrome