The featured author on campus is Eimear Ryan, who reads in the Boole Library. Eimear is from Tipperary, lives in Cork City and works at UCC. Her writing has appeared in Winter Papers, Granta.com, The Dublin Review, gorse, The Stinging Fly and the anthologies Town & Country (Faber) and The Long Gaze Back(New Island). She is co-editor of the literary journal Banshee. She has won a Hennessy First Fiction Award. Her debut novel, Holding Her Breath, will be published in June 2021.
The guest author at Fiction at the Friary is crime writer Andrea Carter. Andrea grew up in Laois and studied law at Trinity College Dublin, before moving to the Inishowen peninsula in Co. Donegal where she ran the most northerly solicitors’ practice in the country. In 2006 she returned to Dublin to work as a barrister before turning to write crime novels. She is the author of the Inishowen Mysteries, most recently The Well of Ice and Murder at Greysbridge. Her books are published by Little, Brown in the UK, Goldmann Verlag in Germany, Oceanview in the US and will shortly be adapted for television.
The open mic readers are Susan Lanigan, Mona Lynch and Elaine Desmond.