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Top picks at this year's International Literature Festival Dublin – 3. Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan International Literature Festival Dublin Irish Writers Centre Kathleen MacMahon LizMcManus Pat Kenny Second Book Syndrome

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.'    Irvine Welsh In Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson – 22 May   Donal is one of the panelists at our Second Book Syndrome event which takes place...

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Top picks at this year's International Literature Festival Dublin – 2. Kathleen MacMahon

Donal Ryan International Literature Festival Dublin Irish Writers Centre Kathleen MacMahon LizMcManus Pat Kenny Second Book Syndrome

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...

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