Thursday 29th September: 16.30 at Bray Town Hall

Join authors Martina Devlin and Pauline Clooney for a scintillating discussion about historical fiction and the challenges posed in writing stories based on real people and true events. Hosted by Tanya Farrelly.

Martina Devlin has written 11 books and two plays and is an award-winning journalist. She has won a VS Pritchett Prize from the Royal Society of Literature and a Hennessy Literary Award. Martina presents the City of Books podcast for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and is the first holder of a PhD in literary practice from Trinity College Dublin where she has taught Irish literature.

Award winning author, Pauline Clooney was raised in the Irish Midlands. With a BA in History, Sociology and English, an MLitt on Charlotte Brontë and an MA in Creative Writing, in 2017 she left a teaching career to concentrate on writing. Her debut, Charlotte & Arthur was published in 2021. When not writing she can be found weeding, walking, or watching quiz shows.

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