Internationally acclaimed Irish author Sebastian Barry will visit Tipperary Libraries on the weekend of the 18th & 19th of November. Sebastian is the focus author of this year’s Tipperary Reads Festival. He is also the author of the popular titles ‘The Secret Scripture’ & the recently Booker nominated ‘On Canaan’s Side’.
Over the past few months the people of Tipperary have been reading his novel ‘A Long Long Way’ making it the most borrowed title in Tipperary Libraries during July and August. Described as ‘’unsurpassed in World War One fiction’’, the novel deals with the realities of war for the young Irish soldier set against the turbulent background of 1916 Ireland.
This is the fourth year of the Festival which has previously played host to writers John Banville, Joseph O’Connor and Tipperary native Frank Delaney. The idea behind the Festival is to celebrate the joy of reading and to foster a sense of community by bringing people together through the shared experience of reading.
Lorraine Treacy, Tipperary Reads Festival organiser says that ‘’We are really thrilled to have the opportunity to bring an author of such high standing to Tipperary. Now readers and writers will have the opportunity to meet Sebastian, and to discuss his work with him.’’
Sebastian will be in Clonmel Library on Friday 18th November at 7.30pm. On Saturday 19th he will be in Nenagh Library at 3pm and that evening he will be in Thurles Library, The Source at 7pm. All are welcome.