Day 3 of our festival picks series and Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart and The Thing about December, tells us who he’s most looking forward to seeing:  
‘Irvine Welsh is one of my favourite writers of all time. I mention him at nearly every talk I do, as one of my influences and sometimes as part of my defence of writing in the demotic – when a defence is necessary. Irvine Welsh ends all arguments.’ 


Donal is one of the panelists at our Second Book Syndrome event which takes place on Thursday 21 May.

Broadcaster Pat Kenny will be interviewing Donal, along with Kathleen MacMahon and Liz McManus about the challenges of writing that second novel. We’ll be listening out for that Irvine Welsh reference on the night!

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