The First Ladies of Fiction
Join the doyennes of Irish fiction for a lively evening of book chat, favourite characters, their influence on Irish writing and their passion for creativity. Sinead Moriarty in conversation with Sheila O Flanagan, Ciara Gerarty and Melissa Hill
Sinead Moriarty is the author of 14 novels published by Penguin. Her books have been translated into 25 languages. She is also a weekly columnist with the Irish Independent. Sinead and Rick O’Shea head up the Eason’s 'Sinead and Rick Must Reads' book club. She is also on the board of the Arts Council.
Sheila O’Flanagan is the best-selling author of more than twenty novels and three collections of short stories for adults, as well as two novels for children and young adults. She has won numerous awards and her work has been translated into over 20 languages. She has also contributed novellas to the Open Door and Quick Reads series.
Sheila has a keen interest in sport and has been a director of both Badminton Ireland and the Irish Sports Council. She’s also a member of Fighting Words, the creative writing organisation set up in 2009 by Roddy Doyle to help children unlock the power of their imaginations.
Ciara Geraghty lives in Dublin with one husband, three children and one adopted dog. She is the author of seven novels. Rules of the Road is her latest book.
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A USA Today and international #1 bestseller, Melissa Hill's novels are published worldwide and translated into 25 different languages, with multiple adaptations currently in development for movies and TV - including a Netflix series due to air in 2020 and a film project with Reese Witherspoon's production company, Hello Sunshine.
Her latest book, The Summer Villa is out now.