Digital Broadcast: Saturday 26th September: 16.00-17.00

Join Rosemary Jenkinson, Malachi O’Doherty and Jan Carson as they talk to author David Butler about what it means to be a writer in Northern Ireland today.

Rosemary Jenkinson

Rosemary Jenkinson is a playwright and short story writer from Belfast. She was 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre and received a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2019. She was a recent WriterInTheirResidence with Irish Writers Centre. Her previous short story collections are Contemporary Problems Nos. 53 & 54 (Lagan Press), Aphrodite’s Kiss (Whittrick Press) and Catholic Boy (Doire Press). Lifestyle Choice 10mg was published by Doire Press in March, 2020.

Malachi O’Doherty

Malachi O’Doherty is a Belfast author. He has nine published books, mostly non-fiction. His first novel, Terry Brankin Has a Gun, was released by Merrion this year. His non-fiction work centres largely on the Northern Ireland Troubles. His response to cultural change in Northern Ireland, Fifty Years On, has been published in paperback by Atlantic. Malachi lived in India for four years as the disciple of a Hindu Swami and is working on a memoir of that experience.

Jan Carson

Jan Carson’s published work includes a novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears and short story collection, Children’s Children, (Liberties Press), and a micro-fiction collection, Postcard Stories (Emma Press). Her novel The Fire Starters (Doubleday) won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019.


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