Sit down with Ireland’s Fiction Laureate Sebastian Barry and host Kate Evans to discuss the Booker Prize longlisted Old God’s Time, followed by a live performance of Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 by Max Bruch arranged for cello and piano with Melissa Barnard and Lee Dionne from the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Sebastian appears via video link.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SEBASTIAN BARRY
Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The 2018–21 Laureate for Irish Fiction, his novels have twice won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Independent Booksellers Award and the Walter Scott Prize. He had two consecutive novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Long Long Way (2005) and the top ten bestseller The Secret Scripture (2008) and has also won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He lives in County Wicklow.

 

ABOUT THE HOST

KATE EVANS
Kate Evans presents The Bookshelf on ABC Radio National (with co-host Cassie McCullagh). She has a PhD in history, too many books, and a tendency to over use post-it notes for fear of forgetting a beautifully-turned phrase.

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$10 per session
$9 per session for 5 or more Multipack Tickets

* A $3 transaction fee applies

**As capacity is limited, patrons are required to book their seat for every session they wish to attend even if purchasing a Festival Pass.

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