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Books and Beer: Lisa McInerney in conversation with David Keenan
Sat 22 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Join us at 19.00 on Saturday 22nd April for an evening of books and beer with Lisa McInerney (The Blood Miracles) and David Keenan (This Is Memorial Device).
Last year Lisa became a Dulwich Books bestseller when her hard-hitting debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the Bailey's Prize for fiction written by women. A tale of organised crime and less organised families, set in the 'arse end of Ireland’, Lisa's new book revisits the characters of The Glorious Heresies. It continues the story of twenty-year-old Ryan Cusack, who struggles to make his way out of the drug world and follow his desire to become a DJ.
Lisa will be in conversation with David Keenan, long-time music critic and author of the extraordinary This Is Memorial Device. Lisa herself has described David’s debut novel as “an incredible book, savage and tender and poignant and mad”. A hallucinated oral history of a Scottish post-punk scene that never existed, the book’s 26 chapters each set out the fictional recollections of one person who was there to witness this most obscure explosion of culture. The effect is a story drawn together from fragments – from memories that might be hallucinations and from local legends that might be apocryphal.
The evening will be lubricated by a selection of local craft beers from Gipsy Hill Brewery.
Tickets are £10 including beer/wine and snacks
Lisa McInerney is from Galway and is the author of award-winning blog 'Arse End of Ireland'. Her first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize.
David Keenan is the author of England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground and a senior critic at The Wire.