Deborah Levy

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Deborah Levy is the author of the living autobiographies, Things I Don’t Want to Know, The Cost of Living and Real Estate — for which she was awarded the Prix Femina Etranger in France and The Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose in the USA. Her novels include the Booker Prize listed, The Man Who Saw Everything, Hot Milk and … Read More

Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of 11 novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary, Nora Webster, House of Names and The Magician. His work has been shortlisted for The Booker Prize three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the IMPAC Award. He has also published two collections of stories … Read More

Claire Kilroy

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Claire Kilroy is the author of five novels, All Summer, (Faber, 2003), Tenderwire, (Faber, 2006), All Names Have Been Changed, (Faber, 2009), and The Devil I Know (Faber, 2012). In 2023, after an eleven year silence, her fifth novel, Soldier Sailor, about the early years of motherhood, was published to universal acclaim.  It was named a Best Book of 2023 by The Sunday Times, The Irish … Read More

Isabel Hilton

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Over a long career in national and international print, online and broadcast media, Isabel Hilton has covered global politics, conflict, development, human rights, climate change and environmental degradation. In recent years her work has focussed on the impacts of a rising China with particular emphasis on climate change and China’s global environmental footprint. In addition to her writing career, she … Read More

Fergal Keane

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Fergal Keane is an award-winning journalist and author. Among the awards he has received are the Emmy, BAFTA, Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year and the George Orwell Prize for political writing. He was awarded an OBE for his services to television journalism. Fergal has written several critically acclaimed books. His work ‘Wounds’ on his family’s experience of the … Read More

Anthony Sattin

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Anthony Sattin is the author of books of history and travel, a journalist and broadcaster. Much of his work has focused on the Middle East and North Africa, including highly acclaimed books of history and travel and two biographies, A Winter on the Nile and Young Lawrence. His latest book, Nomads, The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World, described as ‘important, … Read More

Emmet Kirwan

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Emmet Kirwan is an actor, playwright and theatre maker from Tallaght in Dublin. He studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre Trinity College Dublin. For over 20 years Emmet has worked in Irish and British Theatre, performing on many stages including Project Arts, The Abbey, The Gate, Donmar warehouse, The National Theatre and The Soho, as well as working with leading … Read More

Elizabeth Strout

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Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lucy by the Sea; Oh William!; Olive, Again; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name Is Lucy Barton; The Burgess Boys; Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First … Read More

Anne Enright

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Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has written two collections of stories, published together as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and seven novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green … Read More

Lemn Sissay

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Lemn Sissay is a BAFTA-nominated, award-winning writer and broadcaster. He has authored collections of poetry and plays and his memoir My Name Is Why was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. His Landmark poems are visible in London, Manchester, Huddersfield and Addis Ababa. He has been made an Honorary Doctor by the universities of Manchester, Kent, Essex, Huddersfield and Brunel, … Read More