Wednesday 1st, April
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Roddy Doyle in conversation with Jon McGregor
Renowned authors Roddy Doyle and Jon McGregor will be discussing their life and work in an event organised by the University of Nottingham. The event will launch the fourth volume of The Letters Page, a collection of stories, essays, and poems published in the form of handwritten letters.
Roddy Doyle is a novelist and screenwriter from Dublin. He is a prolific author, who has written novels, children’s books, plays, screenplays, short stories, and two non-fiction books. His many awards include the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993), the Irish PEN Award (2009), and the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Commitments (1991).
Roddy will be talking about his life and writing career, as well as reading from his latest work, Charlie Savage.
He will be joined on stage by Professor Jon McGregor, University of Nottingham’s writer-in-residence and editor of The Letters Page. Prof. McGregor’s books include Reservoir 13, Even the Dogs, and If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. His awards include the Costa Novel Award (2017) and the Dublin Literature Prize (2012).
About the event, Roddy said:
“I'm delighted to be coming to Nottingham to launch the new issue of The Letters Page; I've been a big fan from the early days, and I know that many people share my fondness for letters and letter writing. I'm looking forward to a good chat with Jon McGregor about the role letters have played in my own life; and of course I'll be talking about everything else as well.”
Volume 4 of The Letters Page features an entry by Roddy Doyle. Copies will be available to purchase at a special price at the event, along with a selection of Roddy Doyle’s work.
Tickets are £7, or £15 including dinner. Guests who have purchased dinner tickets should arrive by 6pm; the stage event will begin at 8pm.
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